Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County
Death Date: 6/16/2018
Added to Memorial: 2009
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On June 15, 2018, Deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were transporting a prisoner from a court hearing back to the Wyandotte County Correction and Court Services Building. As the deputies were removing the prisoner from the transport van in the building’s exterior sally port, the prisoner disarmed and shot Deputy Rohrer. The prisoner then shot Deputy King during an exchange of gunfire. The prisoner was shot several times by Deputy King, however survived the encounter. Deputy King and Deputy Rohrer’s valiant actions prevented the prisoner from escaping custody. Deputy King, 44 years old, succumbed to her wounds on June 16, 2018.