Final farewell to police captain killed in the line-of-duty

Capt. Ralph Frasure
Capt. Ralph Frasure
Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 5:13 PM EDT
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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) – Prestonsburg, Kentucky was a sea of blue again Wednesday as the second officer killed in the line-of-duty Thursday, June 30 was laid to rest.

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Capt. Ralph Frasure with the Prestonsburg Police Department was shot and killed, along with two other officers and a police K-9, as law enforcement attempting to serve an emergency protective order were ambushed.

Three officers and a K-9 officer died because of injuries sustained during the barrage of gunfire in Allen, Kentucky. Four others were injured.

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Funeral services for Floyd County Deputy William Petry took place at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg Tuesday.

Deputy killed in the line-of-duty honored during memorial service

Frasure’s funeral also took place at the Mountain Arts Center. He along with his fellow brother in blue were laid to rest at Gethsemane Gardens following a solemn procession.

Procession honoring Capt. Frasure is held Wednesday, July 6 in Prestonsburg, Ky.
Procession honoring Capt. Frasure is held Wednesday, July 6 in Prestonsburg, Ky.(WSAZ)

After Frasure’s hearse arrived near the cemetery, his coffin was placed on a caisson or horse-drawn wagon, which was pulled by horses to the gravesite.

Funeral service held for Capt. Ralph Frasure

Lance Storz, of Allen, has been arrested and charged with murder following the deadly ambush at his home. He is being held at the Pike County Detention Center on several charges, including two counts of murder of a police officer. He also faces charges in connection with the death of K-9 Drago who served with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department.

Funeral services for Prestonsburg Police Officer Jacob R. Chaffins are set to take place Thursday.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted the following statement:

“This week I visited with the families of Capt. Ralph Frasure, Deputy William Petry and Officer Jacob Chaffins – the three brave officers who gave their lives protecting Floyd County. Let us hold their families in prayer as they honor these heroes and lay them to rest.”

For WSAZ’s interview with the governor Wednesday, tap on the video link with this story.

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