ALLEN, Ky. (WATE) — Three police officers and one K-9 died from their injuries in an officer-involved shooting in Allen, Ky., on Thursday, June 30.
Captain Ralph Frasier, Deputy William Petry and Officer Jacob Chaffins were identified as the three police officers, and Drago was identified as the K-9 by the sheriff’s office. They sustained injuries from the shooting, according to Kentucky State Police.
“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,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “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. “
According to WOWK News, Kentucky State Police responded to shots fired at 6:44 p.m. on Thursday, June 30; and several officers were injured. The 49-year-old, who started the shooting, was taken into custody.
Four other law enforcement officers were injured and two remained in the hospital. One officer was treated and released.
One person was injured during the incident and received medical care at a hospital.
The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.