On Sept. 11th 2018 Deputy Jaime Morales of the Scott Co. (KY) Sheriff's Office, along with other members of law enforcement, were attempting to take a suspected serial bank robber into custody. During this incident Deputy Morales was shot in a part of his body not covered by his protective vest. As a result of this serious injury Jaime has had 2 surgeries on one of lungs and is now expected to be paralyzed from the waist down. Jaime is a Marine and a valued member of agency, we know that he is strong and hold out all hope that he will recover. Jaime has a long road ahead of him and we would appreciate any support possible. #217Strong is based on Jaime's badge number. My name is Capt. Jearl Porter and I am the Chief Deputy at the Sheriff's Office where Jaime works. I started this campaign to raise money to help Jaime and his family with any healthcare, home care and incidentals that may arise in the future. This is possibly a long term injury and we don't know what may come. Our agency, Jaime and his family greatly appreciate any support.+ Read More
Thank you all so much for your donations, we have topped $25,000 in less than 30 days !!! Your support has been overwhelming to Jaime and continues to strengthen his resolve. Jaime will be released soon from the rehab facility to go home and let some of his other wounds heal. He will then begin intense physical therapy on an outpatient basis. At this time he remains paralyzed from the chest down, but thanks to your prayers and support he is still committed to his recovery.
As of today Jaime has been moved to a rehabilitation facility that specializes in spinal cord injuries. Jaime has a strong belief that he will get better and plans on resuming his service to his community. He also extends his deepest gratitude for all that has been done for him so far. Thank you