Sergeant Chris Ward
Watauga County (NC) Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: April 28, 2021
Sergeant Chris Ward and Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox were shot and killed while responding to a home for a welfare check. The suspect opened fire when officers entered the home. Sergeant Ward was transported to the hospital and succumbed to his gunshot wounds. Deputy Fox was pronounced dead after being barricaded with the suspect in the home for several hours. The suspect and the suspect’s parents were also found deceased in the home.