A $15,000 donation is being made to the Danbury Police Department for health and wellness programs. Chief Patrick Ridenhour expects the money to be used to support the physical and mental health of the officers. The donation comes from The Ridgefield & Leir Charitable Foundation, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir. Ridenhour told the City Council this week that the more donations they receive, the more programs can be implemented to start to deal with some of the issues and the stressors that officers face. Danbury Police have received donations to upgrade the department's gym in the past. They also recently held a family night program for the spouses and significant others of officers to help them understand the challenges their loved one may face.