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MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — A Maryland family who lost a colorful, handmade quilt to holiday package thiefs was thrilled when a Baltimore County police officer caught the thiefs and the quilt was returned to them.

This week, they brought the quilt with them to the officer’s wake as a way to honor her.

Officer Amy Caprio was killed Monday when she was run over by a teenager as she investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Amy Santopietro attended Caprio’s viewing Thursday, carrying the quilt made by Santopietro’s mother-in-law and mailed to her 8-year-old daughter.

But police said Caprio’s investigation tracked down the package thiefs and helped close dozens of theft cases across the county.

Santopietro said she feels very indebted to Caprio.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com