UPDATE #2: Kentucky State Police Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Floyd County

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ALLEN CITY, KY (July 2, 2022) - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) continues to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 6:44 p.m. EST in Floyd County.

The preliminary investigation has determined three law enforcement officers and one K-9 have been pronounced deceased after sustaining injuries from Thursday night's officer-involved shooting.

  • Captain Ralph Frasure, a thirty-nine-year law enforcement veteran who served with PPD since 1983.
  • Deputy William Petry, a thirty-one-year law enforcement veteran who served two years with FCSO, fifteen years with KSP, and fourteen years with Prestonsburg Police Department (PPD). 
  • Officer Jacob Chaffins, a three-year law enforcement veteran who served the PPD since 2019.
  • K-9 Drago, a German Shepherd drug detection canine, a six-year veteran with FCSO.

"This is another hard morning for Kentucky as we mourn the loss of three brave officers and a K-9 who gave their lives while protecting the people of Floyd County," said Gov. Andy Beshear. "Britainy and I ask the commonwealth to join us in praying for the family and loved ones of Captain Ralph Frasure, Deputy William Petry and Officer Jacob Chaffins. Let us stand together in honoring these heroes and their sacrifice, and pray for a full recovery for those injured. "

Four other law enforcement officers received injuries; two of which remain in the hospital in stable condition and one officer was treated and released. Additionally, one civilian was injured during the incident and is receiving medical care at a hospital.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP's standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

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UPDATE: Kentucky State Police Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Floyd County

ALLEN CITY, Ky. (July 1, 2022) - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) continues to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 6:44 p.m. EST in Floyd County.

The preliminary investigation by KSP has determined two law enforcement officers and one K-9 have been pronounced deceased after sustaining injuries from last night's officer-involved shooting. Four other law enforcement officers have received injuries; three of which 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. Additionally, one civilian was injured during the incident and is receiving medical care at a hospital.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP's standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

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Kentucky State Police Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Floyd County

ALLEN CITY, Ky. (July 1, 2022) - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 6:44 p.m. EST in Floyd County.

KSP CIRT responded to the scene and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP's standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

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