Procession held to honor Kentucky deputy killed in the line of duty

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 11:03 AM CDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A procession was held Tuesday morning to honor the life of fallen Scott County sheriff’s deputy Caleb Conley. He was shot and killed during a traffic stop Monday on I-75.

Dozens of deputies from departments across the region gathered to drive Deputy Conley from Lexington to Frankfort. Then, without fail, hundreds more joined in the procession to send Deputy Conley from Frankfort back home to Cynthiana.

“We both went to Harrison County High School together. A small town so we were always running around on the weekends together,” said a friend of Conley’s, Bryan Wasson.

Deputy Conley served four years in Scott County. Before that, he served eight years in the U.S. Army.

His death has sparked an outpouring of support and prayers from across the Commonwealth. Deputy Conley’s patrol car was turned into a memorial. Where people brought flowers, pictures, and just took a few needed moments.

Deputy Conley grew up and lived in Harrison County. Despite working in Georgetown, people in his hometown of Cynthiana knew of his work and service well.

“I can’t think of a single person who didn’t know Caleb. He was a very special person to this town,” said Cynthiana resident Allison Ellington.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Conley leaves behind a wife and small children. Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton is expected to share more information on ways to help Deputy Conley’s family.

Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana will be handling Conley’s funeral arrangements. The details of which have not yet been announced.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says a fund has been set up in Dep. Conley’s memory and donations can be made at any Whitaker Bank to “The Deputy Caleb Conley Memorial Fund.” A GoFundMe for the memorial fund has also been created.