State, federal officials react to Floyd County shooting
(WYMT) - Reactions and condolences from local, state and federal officials are still coming in following Thursday night’s shooting in Floyd County.
For local law enforcement, they are grieving the loss of fellow colleagues.
“Anytime a member of law enforcement loses their life...it has a devastating effect,” deputy chief of the Hazard Police Department James East said.
Not only are officers dealing with grief, but the situation is also a stark reminder of risk law enforcement take every day.
“The situation in Floyd County reminds us of the inherent dangers that law enforcement officers face every day,” public affairs officer for the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department Gilbert Acciardo said.
Officers across the region are sending their thoughts and prayers to the Allen community.
Here are posts from state and federal officials reacting to last night’s events:
Floyd County and our brave first responders suffered a tragic loss last night. I want to ask all of Kentucky to join me in praying for this community. This is a tough morning for our commonwealth. ^AB— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) July 1, 2022
This morning, our hearts are with the Allen community after a deadly shooting last night. As details continue to come in, Makenze and I are praying for our law enforcement and first responders who responded and assisted at the scene.— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) July 1, 2022
Our hearts are broken yet again.— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) July 1, 2022
It keeps happening.
Last night in Floyd Co, multiple officers and first responders were shot. Several were tragically killed.
Praying for all of our loved ones grieving right now. Things can’t continue this way.
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