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Drago was the name of the law enforcement K9 dog that was shot and killed in Allen, Texas, along with two law enforcement officers.

“Drago was an amazing boy. ???? He kicked butt at his job. Thank you, Drago for your service and always being a wonderful partner to your handler. Dusty Newsome and Justin Szymchack our hearts go out to you guys,” Heather Pigman wrote on Facebook.

Five other police officers and an Emergency Management Director were wounded in the rampage, according to Lex18.

The deceased law enforcement officers were identified as Ralph Frasure of the Prestonsburg Police Department and Deputy Will Petry. The slain K9 was named Drago, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

You can read a tribute to Frasure here.

You can read a tribute to Petry here.

Here’s what you need to know:

Drago Was Described as the ‘Best Police Dog’ Who Was Family to His Handlers

Amber deashae Newsome wrote an emotional tribute to the dog on Facebook:

I can’t find the right words to say, but if anyone ever pictured the perfect dog you would see Drago. He was so lovable and sweet with the girls at home. When he would put on his vest he knew that meant he was going to work and his whole attitude would change. He was the best police dog. I still can’t believe I’m even making this post that he is gone. Please keep my family in your prayers for this is a tragic loss especially for my girls and Justin. He wasn’t just a dog, he was family to us. RIP Drago ????

Dusty Newsome, his handler, shared a picture of the dog, and wrote, “No words can describe.”

“As reported earlier by different news media outlets, a deadly shooting has taken place tonight,” the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department wrote on its Twitter page. The department wrote that the sheriff wanted “to thank everyone for your concern, texts, phone calls and most importantly your prayers. He asks that you please continue to pray for all of the men and women involved and the families who have suffered loss.”

The City of Prestonsburg declared the officers heroes on Facebook, writing, “RETURNING HEROS. We can confirm that our [heroes] Captain Ralph Frasure and Deputy William Petry are returning from Frankfort toward Martin via Kentucky 114, US 23 and Kentucky 80. They have been on the road for about thirty minutes if you would like to come out and show your respects.”

Drago Was Shot & Killed in a Squad Car, Officials Say

Officer Down Memorial PageK9 Drago

Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley told WSAZ the suspect used multiple weapons.

According to Bartley’s interview with WSAZ, one officer is suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning because he had to hide under a car for hours so he wouldn’t be shot. The police K-9 that died was in that vehicle when shot.

“There’s a special place in hell for people like this. And if there ain’t, there ought to be,” said Bartley.

Petry & Frasure Were Remembered for Their Service to the Community

FacebookDeputy William Petry

Tributes flowed on social media for Petry and Frasure.

Frasure was a 39-year veteran of law enforcement who was remembered as a wonderful person and hero. Frasure’s daughter wrote an emotional tribute on Facebook, praising him as a man who “loved his family like no other.”

“You watch media about shootings and think it’s never gonna happen here. Evil has reached our county. An evil evil man took my daddies life today,” Stacy Frasure McGuire wrote on Facebook. “I know I should forgive but how do I do that? My daddy was a great man who loved his family like no other. None of this seems real. Please keep us in ur prayers as well as the other officers and their families.”

A friend wrote on her comment thread, “One of the greatest men I ever knew. We love him so much. So sorry for your immeasurable loss!”

FacebookCaptain Ralph Frasure

“If you find a moment today, please keep the family, friends and co-workers of Retired Kentucky State Trooper and recent Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy, Worshipful Brother/ Noble William Petry in your thoughts and prayers,” Eddie Hazelett wrote on Facebook.

“He was shot and killed in the line of duty last evening serving his community. He was Past Master of John W. Hall Lodge No. 950 in Martin, KY. He was a Noble at Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington, KY. I worked with William for several years in his capacity as a KSP Trooper and set in Lodge with him many times. He was a outstanding Man, husband, father, and Mason. Alas my Brother…????????”

“William Petry was a husband, father, grandfather, friend & a protector of our community. He was a wonderful man,” a woman wrote on Facebook. “I’ll never forget a day he came in the studio to help out with a fundraiser for Trooper Island & when he left he stopped and saluted a picture I had hanging on the wall of my grandfather. That moment will forever be in my memory..”

Brandy Broce posted a collage of photos as tribute to all of the fallen and wounded and wrote:

The City of Prestonsburg wishes to thank everyone for the show of support and community outpouring of love. We will hold our fellow employees up with the reverence they deserve. We have lost a long-time friend and a 39-year veteran of Law Enforcement in Floyd County, Ralph Frasure, who has left so many loved ones. Another officer, Jacob Chaffins, just beginning a career in Law Enforcement, is currently in the hospital with a grieving young wife and daughter. We also hold up our first responder friends in EMS and the Floyd County Sheriff’s office who were there in the fray, protecting the public from such a coward. We will try to keep the public aware as things are developing.

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A woman wrote on Facebook,

The devastation in my hometown late yesterday evening has truly devastated alot of us, heart broken and a loss of words, we have lost 2 truly wonderful men in our community…They protected us daily from evil in this world, but evil decided to take them from their families and us…..please pray for the families of William Petry and Ralph Frasure and our community as we all go through these trying days….Continue prayers for another whom I know as well ????????

People offered additional tributes on the comment thread of Petry’s wife. “William came to my aid recently with compassion and kindness… what a great person…” wrote one.

The Officers ‘Encountered Pure Hell,’ the Sheriff Says

TwitterLance Storz

In an interview with WSAZ at the courthouse, Sheriff John Hunt said the shooting was “planned” and that officers “encountered pure hell when they arrived. They had no chance.”

They were trying to serve an emergency protection order in a domestic situation, according to Hunt. When they arrived, Storz opened fire.

“When the deputies put out the call for help, the responding agencies, I guess, just entered the line of fire without even knowing where it was coming from. We were there for hours before we even knew where it was coming from,” said Hunt.

The suspect opened fire and then barricaded himself. The surviving officers’ conditions are not clear. WOWKtv reported that Floyd County deputies are among the victims.

“@ATFLouisville’s Ashland and London Offices are responding to a shooting scene and armed barricaded person in Floyd County, Kentucky. @kystatepolice is the point of contact and will release more information as it becomes available,” the ATF’s Louisville office wrote on Twitter.

The suspect, Lance Storz, was arraigned on the morning of July 1, 2022, according to online court records for Kentucky.

Jail booking records show he is accused of two counts of murdering a police officer, five counts of attempted murder of a police officer, one count of attempted murder, and one count of first-degree assault on a service animal.

The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department wrote, “Our hearts are heavy tonight. We would like to ask that you please pray for our fellow law enforcement officers and first responders who are dealing with the critical situation in Allen. Each day when an officer goes out, he never knows if he is going to make it back home. These are special people with a desire to put others lives ahead of their own. Please lift them up…they need you right now!”

Storz is accused of using a rifle, but Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley told WSAZ the suspect used multiple weapons.

“There is no question this was a mass shooting,” Bartley told the television station in a joint interview with the sheriff. “When I saw it was a war zone, when I pulled into this area, you are talking about people in fatigues, people with body armor, people with night vision, people with assault weapons. If that’s not a war zone, I don’t know what is.”

Bartley said there was “lots of ammunition,” including “different caliber weapons. Smaller caliber, some large caliber, some shooting at extreme velocities. Ya know, very quick shooting.”

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Little People fans praise Amy Roloff’s husband Chris Marek & slam her ‘toxic’ ex Matt after sweet 60th birthday tribute

AMY Roloff praised her new husband, Chris Marek, on his 60th birthday, while also throwing some shade at her ex Matt.

And fans seem to be backing "Team Chris" big time.

5Amy Roloff wished husband Chris Marek a happy birthday on InstagramCredit: Instagram 5She also threw subtle shade at her ex husband MattCredit: TLC

Last week, the Little People, Big World matriarch celebrated Chris' milestone birthday with a lengthy tribute on Instagram.

But in addition to singing his praises, a deeper look at her words reveals some seemingly long-simmering bitterness aimed at her ex.

"To say you changed my life is an understatement," Amy, 57, shared. "You let me be me and yet I continue to learn and grow within myself to continue to strive to be my best.

"You're my partner today and riding into the sunset. You're my love and my friend."

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Amy then made a special note to thank Chris for "loving me just as I am."

She concluded by wishing "more" for Chris.

"More of us, appreciating each other and moments being together, adventures, bird watching, riding the motorcycles, games, walks and discovering something new about ourselves and each other.

"I celebrate you because you're an awesome man and I'm happy you chose me and you're a part of my life."

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In the comments section, fans echoed her birthday wish, while adding their own slams of Matt.

"Happy Birthday Chris! Thanks for coming into Amy’s life and giving her the life and love she deserves!" one fan exclaimed.

Another added: "To say you have brought beautiful, well earned AND deserved joy, light, love AND trust to Amy is an understatement."

While a third shared: "You all enjoy each other! I just love you both!

"I just can't stand the other two exes. They are really really dirty...Stop being around them!! Leave them in the wind! They are history!!!"

AMY AND CHRIS

Amy,and Chris, tied the knot almost a year ago at her former home she lived on for decades with her family, Roloff Farms in Hillsboro, Oregon.

She and Matt shocked fans when they announced their decision to divorce in 2015, after nearly 30 years of marriage.

Rumors of Matt cheating on Amy with current girlfriend Caryn Chandler started to spread after Matt confessed in the his book, Against Tall Odds, that he and his ex-wife had very different definitions of the word “commitment.

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“While Amy puts commitment at or near the top of her list, I would put it further down,” he wrote. “Amy tends to be more of a committed-to-a-fault kind of person, while I see most commitments — with some very notable exceptions — as flexible and negotiable.”

In May 2020, Amy talked about how Matt seemingly got involved with Caryn, while they were still married and admitted to suspecting Infidelity in a resurfaced Facebook Live video.

5Amy and Matt finalized their divorce in 2016Credit: NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Ge 5Amy re-married Chris last year 5The reality star praised her new husband for letting her be herselfCredit: Refer to Caption

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