Funeral arrangements have been announced for two Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputies who were killed in shooting Friday while transporting a prisoner from a court hearing.
The inmate shot Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer on Friday in a gated area behind the Wyandotte county courthouse. He may have used one of the deputies’ own guns to shoot them during a struggle after he got out of the van, authorities said. The inmate was also shot and underwent surgery on Friday. Terry Zeigler, the police chief of Kansas City, Kansas, said at a news conference that as far as he knew, the man was in stable condition.
Rohrer, 35, died shortly after the shooting. He had been with the force for seven years and leaves behind two young children, Wyandotte County sheriff’s Maj. Kelli Bailiff said. King, 44, died early on Saturday at a hospital. She had three children, including a young one.
A visitation for Deputy Theresa King will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jack Reardon Civic Center, 500 Minnesota Avenue, in Kansas City, Kan.
The next day, on Thursday, a joint funeral will be held for King, 44, and Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. at Children’s Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, in Kansas City, Kan.
The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department announced the funeral arrangements Sunday. No visitation is planned for Rohrer, according to the Police Department.
Several police officers across the area have been shot and killed in the line of duty in recent years.
–From wire services