Officer Rob Pitts' family donates quilts to the family of fallen Boon County deputy

The family of fallen Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts donated quilts to the family of another fallen Indiana police officer, Jacob Pickett.

Posted: Feb 20, 2019 11:06 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTHI) - It's a gesture that's months in the making.

The family of fallen Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts donated quilts to the family of another fallen Indiana police officer, Jacob Pickett.

Pickett was from Boone County.

He was killed in the line of duty last year.

Pitts was killed while he was investigating a murder in May.

The group 'Indy Going Blue' collected more than 1,000 law enforcement patches for the quilts.

People sent them in from all over the world, and then volunteers put them together.

The Pitts family said it's just one way to make sure an officer's sacrifice isn't forgotten.

"That's what they would want is to be able to pick yourself up, go on and not be down all the time still be able to make good memories and that's what we're trying to do," Greg Pitts, Officer Rob Pitts' brother said.

Volunteers also made quilts in honor of Deputy Pickett's K-9 Brick.

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