Sheriff's deputy dies from courthouse shooting

Sergio Conner
June 17, 2018

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. Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, died Friday. Fellow deputy Patrick Rohrer died Friday afternoon. King, 44, died early on Saturday at a 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, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler said homicide detectives are working hard on the case and will be meeting in the coming days with the Wyandotte County District Attorney's office, but he didn't know when charges would be filed. It's unclear if there were other inmates inside the van. Police Officer Zac Blair said authorities were reviewing surveillance video. Zeigler said the last he heard, he was in stable condition. Looking out a window, he saw three people on the ground in a parking lot behind the building, Garcia told the Kansas City Star.

King served the sheriff's department for 13 years, while Rohrer stayed with the department for seven years. Rohrer, 35, had been with the department for seven years. "They did it each and every day that they stepped out into their community", Mayor David Alvey said.

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

The Fraternal Order of Police in Kansas City, Kansas, said in a statement: 'We are praying for our friends at the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Officer, their families, friends and our entire blue family.

The shooting happened Friday as an unidentified inmate was being moved. He asked for a moment of silence after his speech, according to the Kansas City Star.

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