Slain Kansas deputies were both parents

Slain Kansas deputies were both parents

Slain Kansas deputies were both parents

A second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot while an inmate was being transported to a Kansas City jail.

Officials identified the deputies that died in the shooting as Patrick Rohrer, 35, and Theresa King, 44. He had been with the force for seven years and leaves behind two your children, Wyandotte County sheriff's Maj. Kelli Bailiff said during a news conference Friday at the University of Kansas Hospital.

Two Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies who were mortally wounded Friday while transporting an inmate were hailed Saturday as heroes who sacrificed their lives in service to public safety.

Kansas City, Kansas, police confirmed on their Facebook page that Deputy Theresa King, 44, died just after midnight following the shooting on Friday. It's unclear if there were other inmates inside the van.

Authorities are not looking for any other suspects in connection to the incident. The proceeds from the memorial fund will be donated to the family through the Wyandotte County Sherriff's Office.

Antoine Fielder
Antoine Fielder

Rohrer had been with the department for seven years and had moved to the court transport division in January.

In a statement, David Alvey, mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, said the city is saddened by the "senseless shootings" of the deputies.

Several law enforcement departments offered words of support and prayers for Wyandotte County on social media.

The other inmate was not injured in the shooting. He asked for a moment of silence after his speech, according to the Kansas City Star.

"We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as we lose our sister this morning". Both had families; King had two grown children and a young daughter and Rohrer had two young children.

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