Memorial service held for Watauga County deputies killed in shooting


WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. (WJHL) – A memorial for the two fallen Watauga County officers killed in a shooting was held Thursday afternoon.

Services for both Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office were held at 3 p.m. at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, N.C.

Community members lined the streets as the funeral procession took place. Several onlookers were seen crying.

The service inside included several speakers, including the fathers of the two deputies.

Some streets in Boone were closed ahead of the service and funeral procession that traveled to the Holmes Convocation Center.

Both officers were killed as a result of an hours-long standoff that occurred after a welfare check. The standoff left five people dead, including the suspect, the suspect’s parents, and both officers.

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