LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Georgetown on Thursday evening to honor Scott County Deputy Caleb Conley, who was killed in the line of duty on Monday. The vigil was both somber and uplifting.
The ceremony started at 8 p.m. at the square in front of City Hall. Deputy Conley’s family, friends, and law enforcement brothers took to the podium to share stories about the deputy.
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It was a tough day for the community, especially for law enforcement. Pain and heartbreak were etched on loved ones’ faces in a grieving crowd. Neighboring communities came together to comfort those sworn to protect them as the community remembers Sheriff Deputy Conley.
“I love you, I am so sorry. I was supposed to be the one to stop him, the selfless act. A coward gets to live and our hero dies,” a family friend, Brandon Hopkins said.
Deputy Conley’s funeral will be on June 1 at the Scott County High School gym. He will be buried at Battle Grove Cemetery in Cynthiana.