GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) – A new road sign to honor Deputy Jaime Morales was unveiled on Saturday in Scott County.
Now the Sheriff’s Office sits on Morales Way. Deputy Morales who was injured in the line of duty. He was in Georgetown to see the sign unveiled and the sheriff says he had a huge smile on his face.
The sign was unveiled during a motorcycle ride to benefit Morales. Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton says about 175 riders turned out to support him, some from as far away as Indiana and Ohio.
Morales recently returned home from the hospital, and Sheriff Hampton says he had a long road ahead of him. Much of the deputy’s body was paralyzed after he was shot while assisting US Marshals with an arrest.
Hampton says it’s encouraging for morales to see the community come together like this and it’s encouraging to see morales in good spirits.
“We thought that’s the least we could for Jaime. (To) dedicate that street where our very own office is, for the time being, to him”
Next weekend there will be another event in honor of Deputy Morales. The 217 Strong Festival will be all day next Saturday in Scott County.