Grieving family plans walk to save lives

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JOHNSON COUNTY — The family of 19-year-old Tyler Deputy, who was killed by a suspected drunk driver, have organized a walk in his name that they hope the community will attend.

Deputy died along a stretch of Johnson County road in May.

Tabitha Walters was arrested and jailed in August, accused of being drunk and high when she hit Deputy that day. Walters had been charged with driving drunk six months before the accident, too.

“If you drink and drive, this is what’s gonna happen. There’s no need in it,” Tyler’s uncle Rick Halcomb said.

The walk, planned for Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m., will raise scholarship funds for Deputy’s young daughter, Daisy. It’s even been dubbed, “Walking with Daisy.”

“(Daisy) has a book now that has Tyler in it and everyday she looks at the book, and she knows who he is,” Tyler’s fiance Kindra Sizemore said.

The walk starts at Beacon Pointe Apartments in Greenwood, with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

The Deputy family says even if you cannot pay the $20 entry fee, they hope you will still attend to lend support.

You can also donate to the fund by making a check out to “Tyler Lee Deputy Scholarship Fund” and mailing it to 1926 Hurley St, Greenwood, IN 46143.