Floyd County, Kentucky taking pictures: Three officers have been killed

ALLEN, Ky – A third police officer has died following a shooting in a small Eastern Kentucky town on Thursday night.

The fatal shootings of two officers were announced the morning after the incident, but another officer in critical condition was unable to cope with his injuries Friday night, Army Kentucky State Matt Gayheart confirmed.

Jacob Chaffins, a patrol officer with the Prestonsburg Police, died Friday, according to a post on the department’s social media. He was the one who delivered the dog to officer K9 Drago, who was also killed in the gunfight.

Floyd County Sheriff William Petry, a former state trooper, and Prestonsburg Police Captain Ralph Frasure, a 39-year law enforcement veteran, also died.

“It was a small community and we lost not only a few good officers, but also the pillars of the community,” says Gayheart. “It’s going to get the community rallied around to get through it.”

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