K9 Drago

K9 Drago

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, June 30, 2022

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K9 Drago was shot and killed by a subject who was wanted for domestic violence offenses at Gray Street and Main Street in Allen.

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 Sheriff William Petry of the Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Captain Ralph Frasure, and Police Officer Jacob Chaffins of the Prestonsburg Police Department were killed during the incident. Three other law enforcement officers and the director of emergency management were wounded.

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. He committed suicide while in custody.

K9 Drago had served with the Floyd County Sheriff's Office for four and 1/2 years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambush, domestic, warrant service

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How sad that such an amazing K9, Drago, has lost his life protecting those he loved. K9 Drago you have earned your golden halo to go along with a golden collar and golden leash as you are now in Heaven. Such a Hero you are. You will be dearly missed. Let Justice prevail. Oh, I almost forgot, you also now have your golden wings, too. Rest in peace as we'll see you again some day.

Paulette Penzes, Civilian

July 30, 2022

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