Funerals Thursday for two Kansas deputies fatally shot when overpowered by inmate at courthouse
This undated photo combo provided by Kansas City, Kansas police department shows from left, Deputy Theresa King and DeputyPatrick Rohrer. Kansas City police confirmed that Rohrer and King died from injuries suffered when an inmate who was being transported in Kansas City overpowered the two officers and shot them on Friday, June 15, 2018. The inmate was also shot during the confrontation, his condition was not known. Investigators said the inmate may have grabbed a weapon from one of the deputies during a struggle after he got out of a van late Friday morning. (Kansas City Kansas police department via AP)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) 06/08 — Two Kansas deputies killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest Thursday following a joint funeral service.
Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were fatally shot Friday. Authorities say they were killed by an inmate as they were preparing to leave the courthouse to return to jail after a hearing. King was 44 and had three children. Rohrer was 35 and was the father of two.
The funeral service is at 9 a.m. Thursday at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
Authorities have not identified the suspect, who was shot several times and is hospitalized in stable condition.
Authorities say the inmate apparently overpowered the deputies in a gated area behind the courthouse and shot them — possibly with one of their own guns.
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