SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A tournament held for a Scott County Deputy injured in the line of duty has raised $15,500.
The “Hoops for Deputy Morales” tournament was held Saturday and Sunday at Royal Springs Middle School in Scott County.
Deputy Jaime Morales was shot in September of last year while he helped to capture a suspected serial bank robber. Morales was wearing a bulletproof vest but was struck in the side causing paralysis.
The crowd came out to cheer on the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgetown Police Department in the “Battle of the Badge,” a charity basketball game.
Lexington police detective Anthony Delimpo organized the tournament. Last year, a similar event was held for Delimpo’s son Levi who was battling cancer.
Morales, who is in a wheelchair, was moved by the event.
“I have no words, it’s just amazing,” said Morales.