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BREAKING: Kentucky Deputy Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

Scott County, KY – A Scott County sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot while conducting a traffic stop on the highway near Georgetown on Monday evening.

Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton said the incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on May 22 on Interstate 95 near mile marker 27, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

Sheriff Hampton said a suspect was in custody but did not release any details about what led up to the fatal shooting.

Authorities also have not released the identity of the suspect.

The sheriff identified the fallen hero as Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy Caleb Conley, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

He said that Deputy Conley served as a member of the sheriff’s department for four years after serving eight years in the U.S. Army.

Sheriff Hampton said the hero is survived by a wife and small children, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

“We never want to see anything like this happen,” the sheriff said. “The reality is we know it can, but when it does, it is hard.”

He said that Deputy Conley took his job seriously, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

“He was just a go-getter and loved his job and it is a shame it got cut short because he loved his job and he was so good at it,” Sheriff Hampton said.

The sheriff said it was the first time he’d lost a deputy in the line of duty since he became sheriff, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

“He was out there today doing his job and look what happened to him,” Sheriff Hampton said. “A coward coming through our county on I-75 took his life, took him away from his family.”

Kentucky State Police (KSP) are heading up the investigation into the fatal shooting of the deputy, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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