Services for Watauga County Sheriff Office's Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox will be held at 3 pm today, May 6 at Appalachian State University Holmes Convocation Center. A private ceremony will also be held for Sgt. Ward on May 7.
All flags at state facilities are to return to full staff sunset May 7. Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox died in the line of duty in Boone, North Carolina on April 28. Sgt. Ward began his career at the Beech Mountain Police Department in 2013, prior to joining the Watauga County Sheriff's Office where he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. K-9 Deputy Fox was a two-year veteran of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.
North Carolina flags are to remain at half-staff until further notice to honor two fallen officers of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox died in the line of duty in Boone, North Carolina on Wednesday. Sgt. Ward began his law enforcement career in 2013 and K-9 Deputy Fox served at the Watauga County Sheriff's Office for two years. A notification will be sent once the interment date has been announced for both officers.
Statement from Governor Roy Cooper on Watauga County's fallen officers:
“These horrific shootings that claimed lives and loved ones show the ever-present danger law enforcement can encounter in the line of duty. I have talked with Sheriff Len Hagaman to offer condolences and additional assistance.”
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.