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Apr 8, 2014 2:43 PM by Nikai Salcido

AZ Highway Patrol and Papa Murphy's Pizza toy drive

ARIZONA - Arizona Highway Patrol Association has kicked off its annual Comfort Bear Toy Drive.

The AHPA wants people to drop off a new stuffed animal at any participating Phoenix, Tucson, or Yuma Papa Murphy's Pizza location. AHPA is collecting donations of new stuffed animals, nicknamed "Comfort Bears," to help with children impacted by trauma. These stuffed toys are distributed to law enforcement personnel throughout the state to use with effected children to provide comfort during a crisis. "Comfort Bears" are usually kept in the trunks of law enforcement vehicles for immediate use after a traumatic situation.

Papa Murphy's is offering $5 off any family sized pizza for every new stuffed toy dropped off at a participating location now through April 30th.

AHPA is dedicating this drive to Department of Public Safety Officer Timothy Huffman, who was killed in the line of duty on May 6, 2013.

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