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Gardiner woman makes a quilt for wife of fallen officer

The death of Maine State Police trooper Detective Benjamin Campbell has affected people all over Maine -- including the owner of a quilt shop in downtown Gardiner.

GARDINER, Maine — Sherry Trouppa of the business "Sew and Sew’s" in Gardiner is using her skills to create a memorial for the late Maine State Police trooper Det. Benjamin Campbell. 

Trouppa is making a large memorial quilt in his honor, which she plans to give to Campbell’s widow, Hilary, as one more lasting remembrance of him. 

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"My husband and I both worked in law enforcement, and the law enforcement community is very important to us, and this is one symbol for us to be able to help somebody else in a time of need," said Trouppa.

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Trouppa says the quilt will be done in a few weeks. She wants to take her time on it to make sure it is done right.  

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Sherry Trouppa says she has a friend who is a State Trooper, and he has volunteered to deliver the quilt to Det. Campbell’s widow.

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