Deputy Sheriff Theresa King and Deputy Sheriff Patrick Rohrer were shot and killed as they transported a prisoner to the Wyandotte County Correction and Court Services Building, at 800 7th Street, at approximately 11:15 am.
They were unloading the prisoner from the transport van in the facility’s exterior sally port when the man attacked them. He was able to disarm one of the deputies and shot them both. Despite being mortally wounded, one of the deputies was able to return fire and wounded the subject.
Deputy King was transported to a local hospital where she passed away shortly after midnight.
Deputy King had served with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office for 13 years. She is survived by her three children.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Donald Ash
Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office
710 N 7th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 573-2861