Social media tributes pour in for 2 deputies killed in Boone standoff

WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. — Five people are dead, including two deputies, following a 13-hour standoff Wednesday at a home in Boone, the sheriff confirmed to Channel 9.

The fallen deputies were identified as Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox.

“We’re up, we’re down. We’re doing the ebb and flow things between not understanding, some anger, some where we just end up hugging each other,” Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman, Jr. said.

Social media tributes for Ward and Fox, along with support for the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, have poured in.

>> Scroll below to read the tributes from across the Carolinas

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Watauga County Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Chris Ward and Deputy Logan Fox.

Posted by Albemarle Police Department on Thursday, April 29, 2021

Please keep the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers. One deputy, Sergeant Chris Ward has been...

Posted by Oakboro Police Department on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and members of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this tragic time. #ForwardTogether

Posted by City of Concord, NC - Police Department on Thursday, April 29, 2021

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