MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed Deputy Alex Spencer died on Saturday, Jan. 8.

The circumstances of his death are being called a “tragic accident” with little additional information available at this time.

“Alex excelled at the academy and was so excited to be finishing and getting out on his own serving and protecting the citizens of Morgan County,” said the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office in a recent Facebook post.

A GoFundMe has been set up to support his family. Those interested in donating can do so here.