UPDATE: Third officer dies following Floyd County shooting
ALLEN CITY, Ky. – Kentucky State Police has released further details regarding Thursday’s officer-involved shooting in Floyd County.
KSP stated an ongoing investigation by The Kentucky State Police Critical Response Team has determined that three law enforcement officers and one K-9 have died from the shooting.
The following have been pronounced dead after sustaining injuries from the shooting:
Captain Ralph Frasure, a 39-year law enforcement veteran who served with PPD since 1983;
Deputy William Petry, a 31-year law enforcement veteran who served two years with FCSO, 15 years with KSP and 14 years with Prestonburg Police Department;
Officer Jacob Chaffins, a three-year law enforcement veteran who served with PPD since 2019;
K-9 Drago, a German Shepherd drug detection canine and a six-year veteran with FCSO.
KSP stated four other law enforcement officers received injuries, two of which are still in the hospital in stable condition. Additionally, one officer has been treated and released. A civilian injured in the shooting is still receiving care at a hospital, according to authorities.
On Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear shared a message regarding the loss of the officers on social media:
ALLEN CITY, Ky. – Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that resulted in the deaths of two officers and one K-9.
The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, June 30 around 6:44 p.m. in Floyd County.
An investigation by KSP has determined two law enforcement officers and one K-9 have been pronounced dead after being injured from the shooting, according to KSP.
Authorities stated in a release that four other law enforcement officers have received injuries, and three of those officers remain in the hospital. One of the officers is in critical condition, two officers are in stable condition and one officer was treated and released, stated the release. Additionally, KSP stated one civilian was injured during the incident and is being treated at a hospital.
KSP CIRT responded to the scene and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.