NFL player to send special cleats to Deputy Dennis Wallace's family

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.

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