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Jess Chairez lost his 24 year old son Joseph in 2000. He died on duty while serving on the Sacramento Police Department. He tells 13 ABC,

"while on patrol he was making an arrest and when he was putting on the cuffs he collapsed and died of a brain aneurysm. "

Chairez says after his son's death, the family was overwhelmed by love, support, and these shoulder patches.

"a lot of the police officers were giving me patches from their uniform...so for years I would put them in an album and one day I got a vision from god and he told me they should be on a cloth. "

Chairez learned to sew so he could add patches to quilts. He then thought of a way to pay it forward.

Today He gave these quilts to Caleb and Connor, the two sons of fallen Sandusky Police Officer Andrew Dunn.

Dunn was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2011.

The quilts are 6 foot by 6 foot and contain nearly 100 Ohio based department patches .Chairez tells 13 ABC,

"It blesses my heart to know that were really a family together and there's a lot of healing each patch on here I prayed for them ..I just honor each patch on here."

As this family tries to heal from their devastating loss.

they can always pick up one of these quilts for comfort.

and remember the man who brought them.

A timely gift given by another...who knows exactly what they are going through.

Chairez is also an ambassador for Donate Life His son Joseph was an organ and tissue donor.

4 lives were saved through because of his donation.

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