Slain Indiana deputy’s toddler son to receive memorial quilt

(Photo Supplied/ Indiana State Police)

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP): The toddler son of a central Indiana sheriff’s deputy fatally wounded in a March shootout will receive a quilt this weekend fashioned from the uniforms of hundreds of police officers.

Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz died after being shot by a gunman who killed himself after shooting the 27-year-old officer.

The Kokomo Tribune reports the nonprofit group Indy Going Blue received more than 1,200 police uniform patches from agencies in every state in Koontz’s honor.

Hundreds of those patches were sewn into a king-size quilt emblazoned with the word “Daddy.”

Koontz’s 1-year-old son, Noah, will receive the quilt Saturday at a Kokomo event that will include a Koontz family fundraiser.

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