Officer Jacob Chaffins

Photo of Officer Jacob Chaffins
End of Watch: Fri, Jul 1st, 2022
Date of Incident: Thu, Jun 30th, 2022
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 28


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.


Prestonsburg Police Department Patch
200 North Lake Drive
Prestonburg, Kentucky 41653
(606) 886-2335


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Officer Jacob Chaffins
Left on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

Such tragedy. Thank you for your service.