As people in Floyd County work to make sense of the acts that transpired on Thursday, when a barricade and officer-involved shooting left three police officers and one deputy K9 dead, many are just looking for ways to help.
More than 25 million people relied on loans from those close to them to meet spending needs, according to the Census Bureau’s latest household pulse survey on finances. That figure is up from 19.1 million people from the same time last year.
“They were defending the community and their county. They were performing their job duties. It takes brave, special people to do what they were doing to start with. I look at each one of them as heroes,” said Rowe.