Community mourns slain deputy

A visitation for Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Theresa King was held Wednesday night at the Jack Reardon Convention Center. The area was crowded with people who paid their respects to the deputy, who lost her life in the line of duty on Friday.

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/.

The funeral will be held Thursday for Deputy Patrick Rohrer, left, and Deputy Theresa King, who were killed in the line of duty on Friday.
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team drove to Kansas City, Kansas, from Dallas, Texas, to provide support for those who are mourning.

One thought on “Community mourns slain deputy”

  1. I am saddened by the loss of two of Kansas City’s finest. Even though I have been long removed from the area KCK is my home town. It seems that if some one wants to harm another a way will be found to do so. I have two grandsons and a nephew by marriage that are in law enforcement. May God continue to give them protection.

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