County Sheriff's Office Has Winning Safety Mascot Costume

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Sgt. Michael Fane of the Gila County Sheriff's Office in Globe submitted the winning application for the 2007 Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program mascot costume, at no cost, to aid them in their gun accident prevention efforts among young children.

The Eddie Eagle costume represents a $2,650 value for the Gila County Sheriff's Office and was made possible through a contribution by the Arizona Friends of NRA. Thanks to the Friends of NRA around the country, 22 costumes have been donated to law enforcement agencies since 2001. The NRA encourages citizens nationwide to participate in heightening gun accident prevention awareness within their local communities.

Law enforcement agencies, schools, civic groups and others interested in more information about the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program should visit www.

nrahq.org/safety/eddie or call (800) 231-0752 or e-mail eddie

@nrahq.org. It teaches children in pre-K through the third grade that if you see a gun: STOP! Don't touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult. Since inception, more than 26,000 law enforcement officers, schoolteachers and community safety leaders have taught the program to more than 20 million young children.

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