Arkansas State Police say Deckard had pulled off the roadway along Highway 25 near Quitman and was working outside of his vehicle when he was hit. He had served as a firefighter for more than 30 years and was the coordinator of the Cleburne County Search and Rescue Team. Deckard also was a dealer for Hytera radio products.
“He was a wonderful member of our community, and his kindness, work ethic, and enthusiasm will be sorely missed,” the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “His willingness to serve our community should be a shining example to us all.” — Thanks to Roger Gray, N5QS, for some information