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Teddy bear separated from 4-year-old owner, deputized by Douglas County Sheriff's Office

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Aug 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-05 17:22:28-04

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – A teddy bear who was separated from its 4-year-old owner last month isn’t letting the temporary break-up bring him down, and has joined law enforcement until both can be reunited.

It all started when the 4-year-old boy visited the Douglas County Justice Center with his family on July 26.

Lauren Lekander, a spokesperson for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, said the little boy was hugging and holding the bear the whole time he was there.

When it was time for him to go through the security scanners, the boy refused to go because didn’t want to let go of his teddy bear. Officers obliged and didn’t make him put the bear down, allowing the boy to go through and just undergo a pat down.

Lekander told Denver7 that the child and his siblings were left outside of a courtroom for a moment at which time the boy sat his teddy bear outside the courtroom.

When it was time to go, the 4-year-old left the bear behind without noticing, Lekander said.

In a YouTube message posted Saturday, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock made a call to action along with Emily Wormington, the 2017 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Queen.

The queen, as it turns out, has been taking care of the teddy bear ever since it went missing.

But that hasn’t stopped the teddy bear from keeping busy, as he was deputized by Sheriff Spurlock recently and is helping deputies throughout the weekend.

The Sheriff’s Office video then teases to some upcoming adventures that Deputy Teddy Bear will undertake as part of his duties.

You can watch the video below:

If you know who the teddy bear belongs to, you are asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 814-7067.