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Law enforcement line up in tribute to fallen Scott County sheriff's deputy

Kentucky State Police

Law enforcement from across the region and the state joined a procession in honor of Scott County Deputy Caleb Conley, who was killed in the line of duty this week.

Lexington police joined officers from Frankfort, Campbell County, Kentucky State Police, and others in a show of solidarity with Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Caleb Conley, who was killed during a traffic stop on I-75 Monday.

A memorial fund has been created in honor of the fallen 35-year-old deputy. Conley served four years in with the department in Scott County and eight years in the U.S. Army.

"Deputy Conley leaves behind a wife, small children, and his parents are also survivors as well," Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton said.

The Fayette County Detention Center says the man accused of killing Conley is in custody, where he faces a series of charges.

According to citations, the suspect allegedly fired a gun at Conley, then drove to a home near the interstate and forced his way in, held the homeowner at gunpoint, and drove off in the homeowner's vehicle toward Lexington. He's also accused of shooting another person and taking their car at a bar off Georgetown Road.

The incidents are being investigated by KSP.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this referred to Conley as a deputy in Clark County. He served in Scott County.

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