SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — More than 1,000 shirts have been sold by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to support Deputy Jaime Morales after he was injured in a shooting last week.
Morales was assisting with the arrest of a wanted Florida man, said Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton, when Morales was shot in the back. Now, much of his body is paralyzed, Hampton said.
But people in Scott County are doing their part to support Morales in his recovery, according to Deputy John Bright, a friend of Deputy Morales.
“The support is overwhelming,” Bright said. “It’s overwhelming for us. It helps Jaime as well as the deputies that work with him.”
The shirts have been sold for $15 for most sizes and $20 for size 2xl and up, he said. The sheriff’s office has sold out of most sizes, Bright said, but they expect to have more on Monday.
Updates on the sale of the shirts can be found on the Scott County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Bright said.
Shop Local Kentucky is also selling a shirt in honor of Morales. Both shirts feature the deputy’s badge number, 217. Proceeds from the sale of both shirts will go to Morales and his recovery.