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Update: Kentucky Man Wanted for Attempted Murder of Police Officer

Date of News Release: 10/27/2015

Floyd Ray Cook Floyd Ray Cook

(Burkesville, KY.) – At approximately 12:21 AM CST, Post 15 received communication from units at the search site that shots had been fired. During the course of searching an embankment near a residence on KY 61 approximately 7 miles south of Burkesville, 2 KSP Troopers and 1 U.S. Marshall encountered Floyd Ray Cook. Cook had a handgun and gunfire was exchanged. Cook was wounded and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cumberland County Coroner. No officers were injured.

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Update: Kentucky Man Wanted for Attempted Murder of Police Officer

Date of News Release: 10/27/2015

Troy Wayne Troy Wayne

Columbia, KY.) – The FBI out of the Bowling Green, KY office and the U.S. Marshall's Service Fugitive Task Force are now actively assisting with the search for Floyd Ray Cook. The ongoing investigation has led to multiple leads that have increased the scope of the search statewide. Cook may have access to a beige colored 2006 Ford Ranger with KY registration plate 8658-GB and may also be in the company of 50-year-old Troy E. Wayne, of Raywick, KY. Wayne is a 5'11", 220 lb. white male with green eyes, short brown & gray hair and possible facial hair and glasses (photo attached).

Floyd Ray Cook is a convicted felon for Rape 1st Degree and given his history and most recent actions should be considered armed and an extreme danger to the public. The public is cautioned not to approach Cook or anyone that may be an associate but to contact law enforcement by dialing 911 or by contacting the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555, via Twitter @kystatepolice, via Facebook page Kentucky State Police or through the Kentucky State Police smartphone/tablet application.

Kentucky Man Wanted for Attempted Murder of Police Officer

Date of News Release: 10/26/2015

Floyd Ray Cook Floyd Ray Cook

(Burkesville, KY.) – The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate 62-year-old Floyd Ray Cook, of Lebanon KY. Kentucky State Police received an attempt to locate on Cook at approximately 4:00 PM CST in reference to an officer involved shooting that occurred Saturday in Algood, TN. Tpr. Jeremy Baker located the vehicle on KY 61 south of Burkesville and attempted to make a traffic stop when Cook fled onto Franklin Spears Road. Cook wrecked his vehicle and began shooting at Baker from within the truck. Tpr. Baker returned fire and reported shots fired to Post 15 dispatch at approximately 5:04 PM CST. The Trooper was not injured and Cook fled from the scene on foot. KSP recovered the vehicle, set up a perimeter and began searching.

The Kentucky State Police Special Response Team was activated and tracked Cook into the early hours of Sunday morning before suspending the search due to weather and darkness. The search resumed at daybreak and KSP received information from a homeowner that he had seen Cook enter his residence on Dulworth Road. A search warrant was obtained and the Special Response Team made entry into the residence late Sunday night. Cook was not in the residence.

KSP is asking for the publics assistance in locating Floyd Ray Cook who is wanted for the Attempted Murder of a Police Officer. Floyd Ray Cook is a 6', 160 lb. white male with blue eyes, grey balding hair and grey facial hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a green "Carhart" type jacket. Cook should be considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or any law enforcement agency at 911.