09/26/14, Kathryn W Kokel says, "You showed up to a collision I was involved in last November. My husband and I have Lone Star Towing. You were so nice as always. I always listen for ya on the scanner. Heck yeah I'll vote for you. Also, thank you for the service-protect & serve. Hope you're doing alright since your mishap this summer."
Thanks Kathryn, I'm glad you are doing well and thank you for your support. -Deke
01/25/15, Sunset Valley Chief of Police, Sean Ford says, "I have known Deke since 1995 when I began working at TCSO. We have worked alongside each other both in the same unit as well as in many other circumstances. The one trait about Deke that stands out is his willingness to accept all people for who they are, without judgment or prejudice, which are both fine qualities in a law enforcement officer as well as in a political leader. Deke is ethical and has always led with one of my most respected values, integrity. Although I don't live in Pct 2, I feel that if elected, Deke would serve all his constituents with consistent loyalty and professionalism, always insuring there is justice for all. Good luck Deke."
Thanks Sean, I really appreciate your kind comments. -Deke
02/03/15, James Dabney says, "I met Deke on the annual PLH motorcycle ride a few years back with a friend of mine Adan Garcia and he was one of the nicest gentleman I have had the pleasure of meeting. My family has been involved with law enforcement since I was a child. He is a true gentleman and would be a great asset to Austin. Deke is one of a kind, easily approachable, knowledgeable and puts the needs of the people first and foremost. Travis County needs a person like Deke to set the standard for those that follow such a great man of such integrity. It has been an honor to have been in the presence of Deke".
Thanks you so much, James, I hope to see you soon at PLH in April 2015 -Deke
UPDATE: 02/17/15 It is with a very heavy heart, that James passed away. I was not able to share with him my thank you for his kind comments. My condolences goes out to his family in this time of need in his unexpected passing.
02/21/15, Bobby Withrow says, "Since meeting Deke and his wife just over a year ago both have given their time over and over again to help support Veterans Benefits as well as Cancer benefits that my groups put on. They always donate to help others and continue to be awesome friends and supporters of many groups that help others. I for one will be there for Deke, even though I cant vote for him. I do believe in him"
Thank you very much Bobby, you do so very much for everyone else in such a selfless manner -Deke