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Second Sheriff’s Deputy Dies Following Shooting In Kansas

17 June, 2018, 03:56 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Second deputy dies in shooting in Kansas

On Friday, he was at the Wyandotte County Courthouse for a hearing on the robbery charge. Investigators said the inmate may have grabbed a weapon from one of the deputies during a struggle late Friday morning. He had been with the force for seven years and leaves behind two your children, Wyandotte County sheriff's Maj. One of the mortally wounded deputies managed to shoot the suspect, who remains hospitalized.

The inmate was taken in a van to a gated area behind the building, and when he got out of the van, he somehow overpowered and shot the deputies, Bailiff said.

The Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office announced that Deputy Theresa King, 44, succumbed to her injuries Saturday morning, and Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, died Friday shortly after the shooting. Kelli Bailiff said. King, 44, died early on Saturday at a hospital. The proceeds from the memorial fund will be donated to the family through the Wyandotte County Sherriff's Office. They didn't give any details Saturday as to his condition.




Authorities are not looking for any other suspects in connection to the incident.

Kansas City police spokesman Zac Blair said officers were speaking to witnesses about shooting.

"We must never forget the risk taken each day by our law enforcement personnel, and we must ever remember that they deserve our utmost respect and support", Alvey said. He asked for a moment of silence after his speech, according to the Kansas City Star. "Praying for Wyandotte County!" the Kansas City Kansas Police department wrote on Facebook following King's passing. They are the third and fourth law enforcement officers from Kansas City, Kan., or Wyandotte County to be killed in the line of duty the past three years. Brad Lancaster, who was fatally shot earlier in 2016 near the Kansas Speedway.

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