By Lars Dalseide | June 10 2012 11:58

This time last year, Debbie Beaudry of the Las Vegas PD told us about Eddie Eagle thrilling the classrooms with his life saving message. Here it is again:

Eric Lipp, National Manager of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program, received the following from Debbie Beaudry of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Traffic Bureau/Community Services Section on Eddie Eagle's visit to Vegas:

NRA's Eddie Eagle greeted by the school children of Las Vegas

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying this beautiful spring weather. I have to tell you the children, parents, teacher and community have been enjoying Eddie Eagle so very much. The costume has been worn at school crossings and back to school fairs! I cannot thank you enough for providing our organization with the Eddie Eagle Mascot because he has been so well received ... especially by the children. Here's an article I wrote on the subject for our Community Star Newsletter.

The Eagle has landed — Eddie Eagle that is!!! The children in both District Supervisor Rita King and Gerdie Owens’ areas had the privilege of being among the first to meet Eddie Eagle at their crossings. By the looks of these photos the children were excited and happy to meet the friendly bird. Field Assistants Mike Nigro, Paul Kmetz and Lisa Morrison escorted Eddie Eagle from one school crossing to another because they did not want Eddie “TO FLY THE COOP.” A little bird humor!

District Supervisors Rita King, Gerdie Owens; along with their Field Assistants passed out Eddie Eagle material to the children and the parents at designated crossings. Promoting gun safety; Eddie’s message to children is simply: If you see a gun STOP! DON’T TOUCH. LEAVE THE AREA. TELL AN ADULT.

** A Very Special thank you goes out to our Crossing Guards Pat Enzenauer & Lori Corbett for volunteering to represent Eddie Eagle.

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