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'Don't text and drive'

By Cameron Wallace

The Cuero Record

It started in Bridger, Montana, then to Drumright, Oklahoma, and this past weekend, it made it to Cuero and took part in the Turkeyfest parade.

“It” is a white Camaro wrapped to honor Lavaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Mareno. Abel Moreno, Dakota’s dad, said his son was killed on his motorcycle when he was hit head-on by a driver who was texting in December of 2020.

“The car was a graduation gift,” said Dakota’s dad, Abel Mareno. “He drove it all through his twelfth-grade year and it was one that he specifically wanted. He loved that car.”

“After he died, I had the car wrapped to honor him. There are several messages on the car; honoring my son’s badge number 911, honoring law enforcement anywhere, but the most important message on that car is don’t text and drive.”

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