Funeral, procession for slain Wyandotte County deputies set for Thursday, June 21

June 20, 2018 - 12:23 pm

Kansas City, KS - A joint funeral service for two Wyandotte County, Kansas sheriff's deputies killed in the line of duty will be held at Children's Mercy Park beginning at 9:00am on Thursday, June 21.

Deputies Theresa King, 44, and Patrick Rohrer, 35, were shot and killed during a prisoner transfer at the Wyandotte County Courthouse on Friday, June 15.  

King had three children. Rohrer was the father of two.

#KCK Fire Dept. practicing tonight’s flag raising- they will also raise flags in downtown KCK & Children’s Mercy Park tomorrow @kmbc

— Lisa D'Souza (@lisa__dsouza) June 20, 2018

Following the funeral service, a processional will take the deputies' bodies from Children's Mercy Park to a funeral home in Shawnee. 

Around 500 vehicles are expected to participate in the processional. Multiple roads will be closed along the route.

  • It will roll from western KCK along State Ave. east into downtown KCK.  
  • From there it will travel south on 7th St and onto I-35.
  • The processional will exit onto Merriam Dr. at Antioch, and proceed onto Johnson Dr.
  • A portion of Johnson Dr. will be closed at some point between 11:30am & 2:00pm

Click the map to see the route:



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