by Max Brantley
A search is still underway for a police dog that ran off when gunfire hit the patrol car in which the dog had been.
"It is with our deepest regrets that we mourn the tragic loss of one of our county's finest officers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Cooper family during this time of loss, along with our deepest sympathies. We extend our gratitude for all of those involved in yesterday's tragic yet unexplainable events. We mourn our losses as a community and as a family in hopes for restoration and healing," reads the statement from the family of Billy Jones that was released Thursday.