Lt. Scotty McGaha, longtime Bullitt County officer, passes away

Lt. Scotty McGaha, longtime Bullitt County officer, passes away
Lieutenant Scotty McGaha passed away on January 18, according to the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE) - A lieutenant with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has passed away.

The department announced the death of Lieutenant Scotty McGaha on Saturday, writing on Facebook that passed in the morning.

Lt. McGaha was a former Marine and prominent member of the community, serving for more than three decades.

Sadly, we must inform the people of our County that Lieutenant Scotty McGaha passed away early this morning(1/18/2020)....

Posted by Bullitt County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, January 18, 2020

“Scotty McGaha truly embodied the Skills of a Warrior with the Heart of a Servant,” the department wrote in the post. “He lived his Marine Corps motto ‘Semper Fidelis’ every day and gave selflessly to our county and our Commonwealth over and over again!”

The cause of McGaha’s passing hasn’t been released by the department.

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