June 6, 2023

Ensanta Catalina

Aventure et nature

K-9 Drago takes final journey home, following emotional week of officer funerals

Memorial held Friday evening for Drago

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Floyd County Law enforcement K-9 Drago is coming residence. Friday afternoon, Drago was cremated in London at Loyal Close friends Pet Cremation. Tonya Poindexter with the Wilderness Trail Wildlife Centre captured video clip of the police escort getting Drago on his last journey. His K-9 handler thanked all people for the outpouring of aid.

“He left a fairly big gap in all of our hearts you know,” explained Deputy Justin Szymchack. “Everybody cherished that puppy and he’s gonna be unreplaceable, that is for guaranteed.”

A memorial began at 6 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Centre in Prestonsburg on Friday where a makeshift memorial proceeds to increase. It will come immediately after an psychological week of funerals for the a few officers killed for the duration of an ambush assault in a very small, rural local community in the mountains of japanese Kentucky very last Thursday.

“They encountered just what I advised you, pure hell, when they arrived, they experienced no probability,” said Sheriff John Hunt with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Business.

June 30, 2022 was an unimaginable working day for the small town of Allen just after accused gunman Lance Storz reportedly opened fireplace on law enforcement serving an emergency protecting order.

“This person had a, what seeemed to be a approach, and he fairly a lot executed that system pretty much to precision,” claimed Sheriff Hunt.

The taking pictures would go away three officers and a law enforcement K-9 lifeless and several other individuals hurt.

In the days and week to stick to, funerals getting put in Prestonsburg for 39-12 months veteran Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy William Petry, Prestonsburg Police Captain Ralph Frasure and Prestonsburg Law enforcement Officer Jacob Chaffins.

Beloved kinds and strangers from afar joined collectively in heartache, all coming to fork out their respects.

Even a 7 days later, makeshift memorials keep on being in the small town draped in blue even now grappling with the deep decline.

These brave customers of legislation enforcement may well be absent but they’ll under no circumstances be forgotten.

All a few officers were being laid to relaxation at Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg.