Deputy Sheriff William Petry
Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky
End of Watch Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Deputy Sheriff William Petry and Captain Ralph Frasure, of the Prestonsburg Police Department, were shot and killed in Allen by a subject who was wanted for domestic violence offenses.
As two Floyd County deputies arrived to serve the warrants and protective order the man opened fire, striking both deputies. Numerous jurisdictions responded to assist following the initial shooting. The man fired hundreds of rounds from prepositioned firearms throughout the home.
Deputy Petry and Captain Frasure were killed during the incident. Four other law enforcement officers and the director of emergency management were wounded.
K9 Drago, also of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, was also killed in the incident.
The subject was taken into custody after remaining barricaded in the home for several hours. He was charged with multiple counts of murder of a police officer, attempted murder of a police officer, and assaulting a service animal.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff John Hunt
Floyd County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 152
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: (606 ) 886-6711