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Second deputy dies after Kansas City courthouse shooting

Theresa "TK" King had three kids
Posted: 7:48 PM, Jun 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-16 23:48:38Z

(CNN) -- A second deputy shot as they were transporting prisoners from a courthouse has died, officials in Kansas City, Kansas, said Saturday.

Theresa "TK" King, who died early Saturday morning, and Patrick Rohrer, who died Friday, were overcome by the suspect inside a gated area.

"Deputy King and Deputy Rohrer did not just offer to us a total gift of themselves yesterday. They did it each and every day that they stepped out into their community," Mayor David Alvey said.

King, 44, was a 14-year veteran with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office. Rohrer, 35, had 17 years job. They both worked in the prisoner transport division.

Maj. Kelli Bailiff, a spokeswoman for the sheriff, said the two slain deputies were "bright and intelligent wonderful personalities. They were an asset to our agency. They came to work every day with a smile, willing to help out, willing to do anything."

King had three children, Bailiff said, and Rohrer had two.

The deputies appeared to follow proper procedure as they transported two prisoners, she said. The other inmate was not injured in the shooting.

Police said Friday that the suspect was shot. They didn't give any details Saturday as to his condition.

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