Memory quilt to adorn Bristol police department

Town Marshall Mike Albin and Town Manager Mitch Mitchell show off the newly constructed quilt made by Linda Schrock.

BRISTOL — Several retired police uniforms from the Bristol Police Department have been upcycled into a memory quilt to honor local law enforcement.

Linda Schrock, wife of Councilman Delbert Schrock, inquired about collecting police uniforms several months ago and began working on the project.

Schrock used the materials from the uniforms, including shirt patches and pants, to create the unique quilt. It includes the town’s establishment date and the police department’s motto, “Serve and Protect.”

“What’s unique about this is this is actually material from police officers who worked in this community,” Town Marshall Mike Albin said.

A label on the quilt indicates the quilt is hand-sewn by Schrock, with lettering for the quilt done by Insignia Promotions.

The quilt was donated by Delbert and Linda Schrock and formally presented to the department during Thursday night’s council meeting.

Once the new Bristol Municipal Complex is finished, the quilt will be hung in the patrol room on the police department’s side of the building.

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