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Second officer killed while transporting inmate to Kansas City courthouse

June 16, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Second officer killed while transporting inmate to Kansas City courthouse

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A second sheriff’s deputy was killed in the line of duty Friday after being shot while transporting an inmate to a Kansas City courthouse.

Kansas City Police officials confirmed that 44-year-old Deputy Theresa King died early Saturday from injuries suffered when an inmate overpowered the two deputies.

According to Fox4KC, the shooting happened Friday as an unidentified inmate was being moved. Police say it is possible that King and the other slain deputy, 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer, were shot with their own firearm, but police gave no other details.

Both officers were with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department. King had 13 years of service and Rohrer had been with the department for seven years.

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