SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Law enforcement agencies all over the country celebrated National Coffee with a Cop Day on Wednesday.
One event held at a Georgetown McDonald’s turned emotional when a special guest stopped by to express his gratitude.
Coffee with a cop is a chance for officers, troopers, and deputies to get to know the people they serve.
“A lot of times when we see people in the community, it’s responding to complaints, you know, they’re usually not in the best mood,” said Trooper Bernie Napier with KSP.
For the Scott County community, the event was about more than just getting to know their cops.
“Most people are asking about Deputy Jaime Morales, and his condition, and where he’s at, and just how his family is doing and how our sheriff’s office is doing,” said Lt. Joshua Hundall with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.
Morales is the Scott County deputy who was left mostly paralyzed after a shootout with a fugitive last month.
Wednesday morning, all three Georgetown McDonald’s locations donated the proceeds from coffee sales to Morales.
Morales’s dad even made an appearance and thanked the officers, saying that they are forever a part of his family.
“For me, it’s very emotional, just to see him here,” said Hudnall.
“They’re a family and they’re a great family. Very supportive and very out in the community and that’s a great thing,” said Georgetown resident Nancy Cunningham.