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Durham officer on hunt for Canadian patches

Durham Regional Police officer Ryan Jeffs came across a Facebook post a few weeks ago regarding a call for law enforcement patches and he wants to get the word out to help bring a smile to a young boy.

September 11, 2017  By Staff

A New Jersey police officer made the initial social media post, detailing his hunt for police patches to decorate his 3-year-old son’s bedroom walls by Christmas. His son has been battling an inoperable neuroblastoma since last October, Jeffs explained, and “absolutely loves all that is policing and law enforcement… His highlight each day is to hear of policing stories from his dad.”   

Jeffs has already collected quite a few Canadian patches for the boy.
“My intentions were initially to simply collect a few patches from the GTA agencies but my own son suggested we do more,” said Jeffs in an email. “I am located in southern Ontario and am willing to drive to as many locations as I can, in order to collect as many patches as I can. I have been in contact with our American brother, and he is overwhelmed by the responses he’s received thus far.”

So far shoulder patches have been received from: RCMP, Niagara Regional Police, Niagara Parks Police, Hamilton Police Service and Durham Regional Police.

To get involved, contact Jeffs at


Patches can also be mailed to:

Durham Regional Police Association
725 Conlin Road
Whitby Ontario L1R-2W8
Attn:  Ryan Jeffs
Uniform Director

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