Wounded Scott County deputy gets engaged

Partially paralyzed Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Jaime Morales pictured with his fiance after getting engaged

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy Jaime Morales, who was partially paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty, is engaged, according to a post shared by the sheriff’s office.

Deputy Morales was shot in the back in September of last year while trying to arrest an accused serial bank robber from Florida at a rest stop on I-75 in Scott County.

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He proposed to his girlfriend in late 2018.

Here is the post from his now fiance:

“2018 was a humbling and wonderful year. I started a new job, earned a couple of raises, met Jaime Morales, cheered Jaime on through the toughest challenge he will ever face in his life, gained new friends, was asked to be the Maid of Honor in my best friend’s wedding, and GOT ENGAGED 😍💍💋💕. Although a couple of those months were filled with tears and pain, they helped shape the relationship Jaime and I have now 💏. 2019 came quick but I’m still here cheering Jaime on, watching him progress, preparing to apply for another degree, working towards a new certification, and enjoying the engagement as the future Mrs. 217. Let’s see what you got 2019.”