Deputy Morales returns home


SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Facebook post from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Jaime Morales is finally returning home after being hospitalized for more than a month.

Morales was shot in September at a rest stop along I-75 while aiding in the arrest of an accused bank robber from Florida.

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The suspect was killed and Morales was paralyzed.

Morales has had several surgical operations since then.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says the Scott County Community will welcome him by lining up along several routes from the county line of his home.

Here’s the list of routes community members can take.

-I-64/Paynes Depot to Main Street (460)

-Inbound on Main Street until U.S. 25 (Broadway)

-North on U.S. 25 (Broadway) until Cardinal Lane

-Left on Cardinal Lane passing Scott County Middle School and Scott County High School.

– Long Lick and through the traffic light to Champion Way.

-Continue on Champion Way passing Ann Mason and Royal Springs Schools.

– Champion Way bypass and then proceeding to his home.

Deputy Morales is expected to arrive back in Scott County around 1:30 p.m. and will be escorted back to his home.

Members of the 217Strong committee says they will update everyone by Facebook of his location when they are about 30 minutes away.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says there will be plenty of parking at Scott County Park for the community to show support by standing along Cardinal Lane and Long Lick.