The community is preparing for the funeral service for Deputy Patrick Rohrer and Deputy Theresa King, who were killed in the line of duty on Friday.
Authorities believe the two deputies were overpowered on Friday by a handcuffed and shackled inmate who was being transported from court back to the Wyandotte County Jail.
The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department has released more information about the upcoming funeral arrangements.
Deputy Theresa King’s visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Jack Reardon Center at 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.
Deputy Patrick Rohrer will not have a public visitation, at the request of his family.
A joint funeral service will be held at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 21. There will not be a burial site for either deputy. Children’s Mercy Park is at The Legends, near I-435 and I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Flowers may be dropped off at the Premium Gate located on Sporting Way Parkway at Children’s Mercy Park – home of KC Sporting. Deliveries may be made from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 20.
Flowers for Deputy Theresa King’s visitation
Flowers can be dropped off at 500 Minnesota Ave. at the Jack Reardon Civic Center’s 5th street garage dock location between 3 and 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 20.
Restaurant donating to funds for deputies’ families
The Chick-Fil-A location in Village West, 10770 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, has offered to donate 50 percent of all sales that are made from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 21, to the Rohrer and King family. They want to support the community in which they operate. The Sheriff’s Department thanked Chick-Fil-A for this generous donation. This only applies to the restaurant’s location in Village West, Kansas City, Kansas.
Anyone wishing to make cash donations to the Rohrer or King families can do so at the locations listed below. Each deputy has a separate fund set up at the credit union. If someone wishes to make the donations at the Sheriff’s Office they will be accepted at the front desk (Sheriff Administration). The Sheriff’s Department will take those donations to the bank daily. When donations are accepted it needs to be clearly identified as to which deputy the money is to be credited to. Those writing checks should make the checks payable to one of the funds below.
Greater KC Public Safety Credit Union
Theresa King Memorial Fund or Patrick Rohrer Memorial Fund
2800 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64127-0020
8320 North Brighton
Kansas City, MO 64119
19341 E US 40 Hwy, Ste A
Independence, MO 64055
9701 Marion Park Drive
Kansas City, MO 64137
Overland Park Branch
7721 W 123rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66213
Message Max Sybrant, the president of FOP Lodge 40 on FaceBook at Wyandotte County Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge 40.
Since the tragedy the following groups have responded:
Kansas Peer Support Group (police counselors) (KBI)
Unified Government Employee Assistance Program
Unified Government Police Chaplains
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team
Outside law enforcement agencies assisting
Nearby law enforcement agencies have offered to assist the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department during this time. Tentatively, they include:
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office