Deputy Sheriff Patrick Thomas Rohrer

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Thomas Rohrer

Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 2018

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Patrick Thomas Rohrer

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Rohrer and Deputy Sheriff Theresa King were shot and killed as they transported a prisoner to the Wyandotte County Correction and Court Services Building, at 800 7th Street, at approximately 11:15 am.

They were unloading the prisoner from the transport van in the facility's exterior sally port when the man attacked them. He was able to disarm one of the deputies and shot them both. Despite being mortally wounded, one of the deputies was able to return fire and wounded the subject.

Deputy Rohrer had served with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, sister, and grandmother.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1903

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

escape attempt, transport

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It has been a full year since you were viciously murdered by a vile, despicable nobody. I'm forever grateful that the Deputy was disarmed and the Deputy who shot the suspect is not mentioned. It simply doesn't matter in the long run and honestly, this stuff happens, tragically.

Both you and Deputy King are simultaneously victims and heroes and God Bless you both for those distinctions. You did your jobs, did them properly and paid the price, none the less. May your murderer see true justice if not in this life, then in the next.

Rest in Peace, my Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 15, 2019

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