Streets were blocked off and parking lots were full for the visitation for Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Theresa King near the Jack Reardon Convention Center at 5th and Minnesota Avenue tonight.
Deputy King was slain last Friday in a shooting near the Wyandotte County Courthouse. Also killed during the inmate transfer was Deputy Patrick Rohrer.
A large American flag hung from the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department apparatus at the visitation’s entrance.
Available for counseling services, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was present at the visitation tonight. Team members drove from Dallas, Texas, to be at the funeral.
There will be no visitation for Deputy Rohrer.
A combined funeral service for both deputies will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Children’s Mercy Park, the home of Sporting KC, at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. Gates will open at 8 a.m. The funeral service is open to the public.
Some of the Unified Government offices will be closed or short-staffed from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 21, so that employees may attend the funeral, according to an announcement from the UG. For more details, see http://wyandottedaily.com/ug-staff-members-to-attend-funeral-service-thursday/.
For more information about the services or how to donate to a memorial fund, see http://wyandottedaily.com/community-prepares-for-funeral-service-for-two-deputies/.