Senator Bob Deuell

February 26, 2008
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Deuell Named "Best In Texas Senate" by Law Enforcement

CLEAT Honors Deuell's Work During Legislative Session

(AUSTIN) -- State Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) has been named "The Best of the Texas Senate" by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), the largest law enforcement group in Texas. Deuell received the honor for his work on law enforcement and public safety issues during the 80th Legislative Session.

CLEAT Political and Legislative Director Charley Wilkison presented Deuell with the award in Austin.

"Senator Deuell has always gone out of his way to consider the world law enforcement officers have to work and live in," Wilkison said.

"Bob Deuell works constantly, in legislative session as well as the interim to help protect Texas families from crime. The citizens of the second Senate district of Texas are lucky to be represented by Bob Deuell. This is a small token of the esteem and deeply held gratitude that we have for Senator Deuell."

Sen. Deuell said he is honored to receive the award.

"We have a duty as legislators to protect our neighborhoods and families," Deuell said. "As a State Senator, I have always supported - and will continue to support- our law enforcement officers in their efforts to keep our communities safe."

Deuell served on the Criminal Justice Committee during the 80th session, and was the Senate sponsor of "Jessica's Law," which enacted some of the toughest laws in the nation to deal with child predators.

This is the latest award to be given to Deuell in recognition of his work on public safety and criminal justice, having previously been named by CLEAT as "Crime Fighter of the Year" in 2005.