Candlelight vigil held Sunday night to honor officers killed in Floyd County shooting

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Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 5:28 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 1:16 AM EDT
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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - It was a night of legacies, love and light in Prestonsburg as a candlelight vigil was held to honor the officers killed in last week’s deadly Floyd County shooting.

Three Officers Killed in Floyd County Shooting
Three Officers Killed in Floyd County Shooting(WYMT)

Community members, families and loved ones of the fallen officers gathered on the Prestonsburg High School football field, paying tribute to the men who served as a light to so many.

The wife of fallen Officer Jacob Chaffins was the first to light her candle, using it to start the chain reaction across the bleachers.

“This is a really bad time for our whole community,” Kali Underwood said.

However, people in the community said they are showing their love and support to stand up for those who put it all on the line.

Funeral arrangements for the fallen officers were announced on Saturday. You can find those here.

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