Kentucky police opened fireplace: 3 officers, K9 policemen died after a capturing on the suspect’s home

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Three Kentucky police officers and a police dog were killed and at least four other officers were injured following a shooting in a residential area in New York. the city of Prestonsburg Thursday night, police said.

Prestonsburg Police Captain Ralph Frasure and Deputy William Petry have been identified among the dead, as well as K9 Nelson and Canine Handler Jacob Chaffins, Kentucky State Police said.

Lance Storz, 49, was arrested following a shooting at his home, when two officers arrived to serve his arrest warrant just before 7pm.

Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt told reporters Friday that officers encountered “fresh hell” when they arrived at the scene, saying they “didn’t stand a chance.”

Other officials from different jurisdictions responded to the incident and at least four people were injured, they added.

Ptl.  Jake Chaffins & amp;  K9 Nelson was killed in a shootout on June 30, 2022.

Ptl. Jake Chaffins & amp; K9 Nelson was killed in a shootout on June 30, 2022.
(City of Prestonsburg)

“It hurts, you know, at any moment you could lose your life,” Kentucky State Police Serviceman Matt Gayheart told Fox 56. “I don’t just work with these people, these are friends. our own, and as a community, we must stick together and get through it together. And we ask everyone to keep those officers in your thoughts and prayers. “

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“Jake and K9 Nelson completed two weeks of cooperative training in Little Rock, Arkansas, where the duo became ‘national certified for drug detection, tracking and patrolling,'” the city of Prestonsburg said. .

Nelson is a Belgian Malinois, born January 20, 2020. “Nelson began training to be a service dog as a newborn and was imported to the United States this past July, where he began his training and screening fields. specific filter,” the city added.

Captain Frasure commands the Special Projects Division, which includes School Resources and Safety, Crime Investigation and Prevention Teams, and Training & Preparation, the city of Prestonsburg said.

Captain Ralph Frasure, the other in khaki pants, of the Floyd County Sheriff's Office, is pictured during the swearing-in ceremony on June 21, 2022. He was fatally shot on June 30, 2022. .

Captain Ralph Frasure, the other in khaki pants, of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, is pictured during the swearing-in ceremony on June 21, 2022. He was fatally shot on June 30, 2022. .
(Prestonsburg, Kentucky Police Department)

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“The man fired hundreds of shots from guns that were arranged throughout the house,” a post from the Officers Memorial Page said.

Storz is wanted for domestic violence police said.

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Lance Storz is charged with murdering a police officer and assaulting an animal.

Lance Storz is charged with murdering a police officer and assaulting an animal.
(Source: Pike County Detention Center)

“For thirty-nine years, you served with honor and glory until the last second when you did not fall without a fight. We love you. Your work here is done. Never will. Now there’s something else,” Prestonsburg Police said. -of-see Facebook post honoring Frasure.

“You have dedicated your brief time on this earth to the service of the citizens of Prestonsburg and the Commonwealth as an EMT, Firefighter, and Police Officer. You have also dedicated yourself to safety. security of our country as a heroic soldier,” said another ending -of-watch post, honoring Chaffins.

“The lives you’ve saved since you started implementing the policy are countless, and that’s how you’ve sacrificed yours – saving others. We’ll shine your light on Paisley and the world.” world as long as we are breathing,” the post added. “Rest yourself, we have a clock.”

The Louisville City Police Department offers condolences to officers from the Floyd County Sheriff's Department, Prestonsburg KY, City of Prestonsburg, KY, Kentucky State Police, and others who responded to the police shooting. fatal on June 30, 2022.

The Louisville City Police Department offers condolences to officers from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department, Prestonsburg KY, City of Prestonsburg, KY, Kentucky State Police, and others who responded to the police shooting. fatal on June 30, 2022.
(Louisville Metro Police Department)

Governor Andy Beshear confirmed the “tragic loss” of the officers in a tweet Friday morning and asked members of the Floyd County community to pray for those injured and the families of those affected by the shooting.

” Floyd County and our brave first responders suffered a tragic loss last night,” the governor tweeted. “I would like to call on all of Kentucky to join me in praying for this community. This is a difficult morning for our commonwealth.”

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“You and I are praying for the families of the lost, the injured and the entire Allen community. These heroes sacrificed everything to protect our people,” Beshear added in a tweet later.

Britain’s First Lady Beshear similarly tweeted that “her heart breaks for the Allen community.”

She also said her “thoughts and prayers are with” each of the families affected by the shooting. “Let us honor our first responders for their bravery and sacrifice,” she added.

State police said at least four police officers and one civilian were injured in the shooting, although arrest reports said five officers and one civilian were injured.

The condition of the injured was not immediately clear.

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Storz has been charged with many crimes kill a police officer, Police said they tried to kill a police officer and attacked a service animal.

Three Prestonsburg police officers were killed and others injured in a shooting on June 30, 2022.

Three Prestonsburg police officers were killed and others injured in a shooting on June 30, 2022.
(Prestonsburg Police / Facebook)

He is being held for $10 million ahead of a July 11 trial.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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