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Quilts help sons remember Sandusky officer killed in the line of duty

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Caleb, 5, with his new quilt Caleb, 5, with his new quilt
SANDUSKY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Two special quilts will help two Sandusky brothers remember their farther, Officer Andrew Dunn. Dunn was shot and killed in the line of duty in March of 2011.

On Wednesday, his sons Caleb and Connor were presented with quilts with various law enforcement patches. Inside one of the quilts is Dunn's police badge.

The quilts were created by California native Jess Chairez. Chairez lost his own police officers son to an aneurysm while on duty 14 years ago. Since then, he's been creating quilts to help family members remember fallen officers. 

"I'm just thankful to God that he gave me the skills to do what I'm doing," said Chairez.

Chairez was connected with the Dunn family by Kathi Flew of Norwalk. Flew heard about Chairez's work, and eventually told him about Dunn's tragic death.

"I had never met them. Didn't really know any of them, but it turns out Andy's widow, Julie, knew our son, Dillian, so we had the connection and didn't know it," said Flew.

Flew says Dillian died in a motorcycle accident in 2006. As an organ donor, he saved five lives.

Although all three families suffered a tragic loss, they say it was the tragedy that brought them together.

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