SAN ANTONIO -

The family of fallen San Antonio police Officer Robert Deckard received a check Wednesday from Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, which held a fundraiser in his honor.

The restaurant took proceeds from all of the sales during its dinner rush on Dec. 27 and presented it to the family. The event raised more than $13,000.

The head of the local Freddy's franchises, James Oberg, says it was amazing to see the turnout to honor Deckard.

"To be able to present a check from the city and the people who responded, it's an honor," Oberg said.

Deckard's family said the support the city has given them since his death has been amazing.

His mother, Yvonne Whitney, and uncle, Eddie Williams, spoke on Wednesday about Bobby -- as his friends and family knew him -- and how things have been since his death.

"Besides the police department's support, we've got (Freddy's) support," Whitney said. "It's overwhelming. It's wonderful. It's just great."

Coping with the loss of her son and taking comfort in the support of the community, Whitney said she has been amazed by the sympathy and the well-wishes of people rallying around Deckard's family.

She said it started with the turnout for the funeral.

"That was awesome," she said. "I've never seen anything like that in my life. And I've lived in San Antonio all my life and I've been to a lot of funerals and I've never seen anything like that and I probably never will. It was really beautiful."

Williams said being an officer was something Bobby lived for.

"Bobby loving being a police officer," he said. "That was the highlight of his thing -- when he walked across the stage at the academy. He took on extra duties because he loved being a police officer."

Deckard died several days after he was shot by two robbery suspects he was chasing. The couple were eventually caught and they now face capital murder charges.

In the meantime, Whitney said moving on is difficult.

"Everywhere I look in the house, I got hundreds of pictures of Bobby all over the house," she said. "And (some pictures of) my granddaughter and some of my grandson. Seeing those brings back (those memories). I'm sure it will get better, it just takes time."

The money raised will go to the Robert Deckard Foundation Fund, which has been set up for his children.

Whitney said Deckard's wife and two kids are doing fine, thanks to the support of the San Antonio Police Department and the City of San Antonio.