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Injured Scott Co. Deputy Asks That Half Of Shirt Sales Go To Firefighter

Posted at 3:47 PM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 15:47:52-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– In the close-knit community of Scott County, nobody fights alone.

On Friday, it was announced that injured Scott County Deputy Jaime Morales has asked the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to donate half of all the t-shirt and sweatshirt sales from an upcoming festival to Georgetown firefighter Johnnie Jacobs.

Johnnie Jacobs

The 217 Strong Festival was planned to support Deputy Morales, who was injured on duty. Now, half of the shirt sales from that event will go to Jacobs, who is fighting a degenerative lung condition, which doctors blame it on all of the years of breathing in dangerous chemicals while on the job.

To learn more about the #217 Strong Festival, click here.

Deputy Jaime Morales