GEORGETOWN, Ky. (FOX 56) — A fundraiser for the family of the Scott County deputy killed in the line of duty Monday exceeded its goal in just one day.

The GoFundMe page created by Lt. Edward Hart with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office passed its goal of $50,000 Tuesday. The fundraiser hit $61,000 with over 800 donations being made. A new goal of $100,000 is now set with the proceeds going to Deputy Caleb Conley’s family.

The 35-year-old army veteran is survived by his wife and two young children.


Authorities said Deputy Caleb Conley, 35, died after a shooting just before 5 p.m. along I-75 in Georgetown on an exit ramp near the Toyota plant.

During a news conference, the department said this was its first deputy to be killed in the line of duty, saying Conley was one of the most awarded deputies.

“Deputy Conley was very active in his role as deputy sheriff he took his job very seriously he was a go-getter and loved his job. It’s a shame it got cut short because he loved this job so much and he was so good at it,” said Sheriff Tony Hampton.

Hampton said Conley was with the sheriff’s office for four years and before that was with the U.S. Army for eight years.