KY Fire Department to Dedicate New Truck to School Shooting Victims

Bailey Holt and Preston Cope were killed in the Marshall County High School shooting in 2018.

According to a report from The Marshall County Tribune-Courier, the Possom Trot-Sharpe Fire Department (PTSFD) in Calvert City, Kentucky, will dedicate the newest addition to its fleet in the memories of 15-year-olds Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, who were killed in the Marshall County High School shooting in 2018. The new 2020 Kenworth pumper will display photographs of each of them as well as facsimiles of their handwritten signatures.

The new pumper truck, which can hold 1,250 gallons of water, was purchased in South Dakota. The idea for the dedication came about on its way back to Kentucky.

The PTSFD will host a viewing of the truck at Sharpe Elementary School, where both Holt and Cope attended. The drive-thru event will be held starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 20.

A private memorial and balloon release for family will be held prior to the public event. The PTSFD requests the public to respect the privacy of the families and not arrive earlier than 10:30 a.m.

On Monday, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed The Bailey Holt-Preston Cope Victims Privacy Act to protect the privacy of victims of violent crimes.

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