His wife Savannah, and young daughter, Paisley
As members of the Floyd County Sheriff's office attempted to serve warrants and a protective order at a residence, a suspect opened fire from inside. Deputy William Petry was shot and killed immediately.
Other deputies returned fire and officers from multiple agencies responded to assist.
A shootout ensued as the suspect remained barricaded over a period of hours. By the time the suspect eventually surrendered, a total of six law enforcement officers and a firefighter/Emergency Management Director had been shot. Deputy Petry, Captain Frasure, and a police canine had been killed, and Prestonsburg Police Officer Jacob Chaffins had been gravely injured. Officer Chaffins died the following evening.
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Such tragedy. Thank you for your service.