HOLDEN – An unnamed woman in Holden has donated several handmade quilts and blankets for police to keep in their vehicles.
Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley said they plan to give them out during cold weather emergencies, such as late-night fires or car accidents.
Some on the department watch the woman’s home when she goes on vacation and making quilts is something she does in her free time.
“These are intricately done. This is not like something real quick for $5. This is really quality stuff, different designs, different sizes for people that may be at some emergency, just wonderful,” Greeley said.
He said he was recently talking to fellow police officers who work in other states and they told him they don’t see the local support for police that exists in Maine.