On Monday February 12, 2018, the Four County LOSS team held their monthly meeting. Unlike typical gatherings, February’s meeting had a sweet surprise! The twenty LOSS team members in attendance spent part of their time packaging more than sixty-dozen home baked cookies. The cookies will be distributed to all county and municipal law enforcements departments in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties. According to LOSS Team Coordinator, Tonie Long “The cookies are our way of thanking law enforcement for activating the Four County LOSS Team as part of the first response to suicide deaths in our communities. Without their support, we would not be able to reach those newly bereaved by suicide. Law enforcement’s willingness to partner with the LOSS Team, allows our members to provide the necessary care and support to families during a time of personal tragedy.” All sixty dozen cookies, along with informational materials the LOSS Team and suicide prevention, are set to be delivered between February 13th through February 16th 2018.
LOSS Team volunteer, Billie Jo Horner