Campus High School parent designs special shirt to honor Deputy Kunze

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The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is asking people to wear blue on Friday to honor a deputy killed in the line of duty this week.

A parent at Campus High School in Haysville designed a special T-shirt so students and staff can show support, and the screen presses are hard at work. 

"We all here have a love for I couldn't imagine what his family and the sheriff's department, Sedgwick County, is going through...the loss," said Sonja Davis with Superior Signs and Engraving. "We just want to support in anyway that we can."

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Davis got emotional talking about this batch of shirts, which show the school logo along with a thin blue line to signify their support for law enforcement.

It took only one day for the idea to spread and the orders came flooding in. 

"I had a feeling we would catch a lot of orders from this," Davis said. "I didn't expect what we ended up doing at all."

She says the shirts for Deputy Kunze have a double meaning for her because her son hopes to one day be an officer.

"He had a connection with the resource officer. He really admired him and what he was about, and he just made a positive impact...and that's why he wants to go into law enforcement."

While Davis is expecting little sleep Thursday night, she hopes the Kunze family will see the shirts and find comfort in the community having their backs.

"The Haysville community as well as everyone around here supports them. We're here and we back them. They're not alone in this."