Winter’s Rescue Mission

On August 10, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) and local law enforcement and first responders honored Officer Jody Thompson of Oklahoma’s Poteau Police Department and his family for their stand against child abuse. Officer Thompson and his family came to Clearwater to be honored and meet Winter the dolphin.

The Story of Officer Jody Thompson and John

Two years ago Officer Thompson made national news when he rescued an eight-year-old boy named John from severe abuse. Officer Thompson stayed with John all night at the hospital after saving him from the horrific scene. Officer Thompson and his wife decided to adopt John into their family. Months later, John’s biological mother had a baby girl in prison and the Thompson family adopted her into their family so she could be raised with her biological brother.

Angels Against Abuse

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is partnered with Angels Against Abuse, a local non-profit that educates the community on potential abuse and supports abused and neglected children in the community. CMA recently designed themed rooms and hallways at the facility.

Please consider making a charitable donation to Angels Against Abuse.


CMA Themed Rooms at Angels Against Abuse Center