Football cleats dedicated to Deputy Dennis Wallace will soon be housed by his family.
On Thanksgiving, Indianapolis Colts player Matt Overton wore a special pair of cleats in honor of Wallace. The blue cleats read “In memory of Deputy Dennis Wallace EOW 11-13-16.” Wallace was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, Nov. 13, while investigating a stolen car.
Overton is a graduate of Tracy High.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Overton said the cleats will be sent out to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and then delivered to Wallace’s wife and family.
“Deputy Dennis Wallace built a legacy that will continue to live on. Thank you sir for your service & for sacrifice. I will never forget! Salute & Godbless 🇺🇸 #ThinBlueLine,” the post continued.
Although he never met Wallace, Overton wrote he learned a lot about the man over the last week.
“I’ve received an outpour of comments & messages telling me about how great of a man he was on & off duty. Over 20 years of service filled with a passion, love & a desire to help people, positively influence youth & help protect & improve the community he called home,” Overton wrote.