Friday friends and family will begin saying goodbye to a Kentucky State Trooper killed in the line of duty. Jonathon Leonard died Tuesday in a car crash in Pike County. Investigators say he turned in front of another car while responding to a non-emergency call.
The other driver, Eugene Sisco, is in stable condition at the U.K. Medical Center. His family says a kidney transplant 14 years ago gave him a second chance at life and now they say they're hoping for a third.
"We're very thankful that he's still with us. We hold onto that," said Sisco's wife Mary Ann Sisco.
Family members say Eugene Sisco Jr. is talking and moving for the first time after Tuesday night's deadly car crash.
"He knew the moment he arrived at the hospital that the trooper was pronounced dead at the scene and that will always be with him," Mary said.
Eugene Sisco has largely been known as the 'other' driver in the Pike County crash that killed Trooper Jonathan Leonard. But to those who know him, the attorney is a loving father of four, community volunteer and an advocate for organ donation.
"He was transplanted here in April of 1992. That's where the seat belt lap band caused trauma to his kidney," Mary said.
While Sisco tries to regain full kidney function and recover from the accident, his wife says his mind is somewhere else.
"I did ask him today if there's anything he wanted to express. He wanted the trooper's family, Jonathan Leonard, to know that his prayers and thoughts are with them," Mary said.
Other state troopers let Sisco know their thoughts and prayers are with him. Several officers stopped by his hospital room Thursday to wish him well.
The family says Tony Turner interviewed Sisco about his transplant for a series he did called "Miracles" back in 1992.