What better place to pay tribute to our departed and greatly admired Chief/Sheriff Bill Kolender than at his favorite deli, D.Z. Akin’s. He often spoke about eating here and the owners, the Akin’s, were dear to him. Over a colossal sandwich, I talked with server Jennifer Peacock who waited on him many, many times.
Jennifer has worked at the deli for 22 years and has fond memories of our former Sheriff. She said he ate breakfast and lunch in the restaurant and was always generous and smiling. People regularly approached him to introduce themselves or just to shake his hand, and he was gracious with each person. I’m sure he’s enjoying his deli food in heaven.