McGraw's three bears were returned to their rightful owners — former Secretary of State Ken Hechler and former senior assistant attorney general Rex Burford — just before Morrisey took office in January.
Morrisey is now slowly building his own collection. Staff members found a stuffed bear in one of the Attorney General's storage spaces. That animal now protects the office's main entrance.
A few weeks ago, someone — no one is sure who — tore off part of that bear's left-front paw. The Attorney General's Office filed a complaint with Capitol police over the vandalism, but Ryan said they have not received any updates.
There are no security cameras in the hallway outside Morrisey's offices, so the culprit might never be caught.
Ryan said the office is looking at ways to fix the bear's wounded paw, however. She had members of the Bear Hunters Association take a look at the other bear, to see if there is a way to repair it.
"It should be something that's repairable," she said. "We're working on it."
The Attorney General's Office will soon launch a naming contest for both stuffed bears through its Facebook and Twitter pages.
While the names will be left to voters, Ryan has a suggestion for the office's maimed mascot: "Lefty."