Group collects patches from Deputy Koontz’s funeral attendees to give to wife and son

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 3, 2016) – An Indianapolis group is collecting patches from all of the attendees at Howard County Deputy Koontz’s funeral with plans to present the patches to Koontz’s wife and 8-month-old son.

According to Angi Cheeseman of Indiana Going Blue, last week the group was trying to think of a way to honor Deputy Koontz when a deputy suggested they request pictures of patches from all of the different departments that attended his funeral. The group received dozens of pictures of patches, and they created a photo gallery with the pictures to show the Koontz family how many different people came to support the fallen deputy.

A short time later, an officer from southern Indiana suggested that the group actually collect the patches.

So as a memorial for Deputy Koontz, Indiana Going Blue is requesting everyone who attended his funeral to send them their patch! They will turn all of the patches into a quilt to give to his wife Kassandra and their 8-month-old son Noah.

Please mail your patch to:

Indiana Going Blue

P.O. Box 17642

Indianapolis, IN 46217