ROWLETT, Texas - A police officer is determined to find the family that lost a quilt. It was found near homes flattened by the tornado.
Cpl. Patrick Ray of the Rowlett Police Department is the temporary guardian of what is likely a treasured family heirloom.
The blanket was found in a pile of debris that was dumped into a parking lot in Rowlett. A clean-up crew flagged down an off-duty officer, who asked someone on patrol to take care of it.
“That officer thought it was too precious to put into property and evidence, because they knew someone would probably be looking for it,” Ray said.
The corporal was able to learn a lot about the family from the pictures screen printed and sewn together. The quilt has the name “Sherrill Family” on it.
“They’ve got pictures of their dog, cat, their family, when their baby was born and all that stuff. It’s something that could just bring a little closure to everything that’s happened,” he said.
But even after spreading the word on Facebook and in the neighborhoods that were damaged by the storm, no one has come forward to claim it.
Ray plans to keep the blanket in his squad car for now, just in case someone recognizes it.