Slain Kansas deputies were both parents

Aaron Brown
June 17, 2018

Police say it is possible that King and the other slain deputy, 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer, were shot with their own firearm, but police gave no other details.

'Our hearts break for our brothers and sisters at Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office as well as for the loved ones of the deputies shot today, one of whom has died.

Deputy Theresa King, 44, who was with Kansas City Kansas Police Department for 13 years, died a little after midnight local time at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the department said in a statement.

The suspect was also shot and was being treated at the same hospital.

Police say the suspect had also been shot and underwent surgery, but the status of his condition is unknown.

Bailiff said the investigation into what happened is continuing, but the officers followed the established protocol for transporting inmates.

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Two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said on Saturday.

"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. 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.

Bailiff said the investigation is now being handled by the police department in Kansas City. He asked for a moment of silence after his speech, according to the Kansas City Star. There is surveillance video of the scene, Blair added.

Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj.

He referred questions about their conditions to the sheriff's department, which hasn't returned a phone message.

Evidence markers dot the pavement just outside the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City, Kan. He also is facing charges in the first-degree murder of a 55-year-old woman on December 26, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

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