Megan created her non-profit organization Blue Line Bears back in January. Her father is also a police officer and that’s where she got her inspiration from.
Megan uses the uniforms of fallen officer to make the special teddy bears. Her latest project are two bears for the family of Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland.
She made two bears for Weiland’s daughters using his uniform. This way they can have a special keepsake which they can hold dear and remember their dad. All bears also have the logo of the police department and the badge number of the fallen officer.
“It’s kind of a piece of him since he wore these uniform shirts almost every day,” Megan says to 9WAOW. “So it’s a keepsake and just a way to remember him for the amazing person that he was and what he did every day.”
Blue Line Bears is funded by donations. Megan makes and gives the bears to the families at no cost to them. She says to 7WSAW that it usually takes her three days to complete the teddy bears after she receives the materials. After that the bears are sent to the families.