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Deputy Sheriff Theresa Sue King

Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Theresa Sue King

“The Badge"

She starts her shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
She drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer she is known.

She’s paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But she usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has her salary beat.

Now she doesn't know a holiday
'Cause she works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At her home she cannot be found.

She’s cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
She seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some she’s just a fool.

Her friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath her badge and gun,
She’s just another women.

She knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And she gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when she leaves for work,
She prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight she stops a speeding car,
She alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
She does it everyday.

Well, she walks up to the driver's window,
And her badge is shining bright.
She asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So she lay on the ground bleeding.
Her blood wasn't blue - Her blood was red.
And briefly she thought of her loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved her cried.

Well, they buried her in uniform
With her badge pinned on his chest.
She even had her revolver,
She died doing his best.

Back the Blue, Kate

November 15, 2019

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Back the Blue, Kate

November 14, 2019

Rest In Peace Warriors, I pray all the deputies in your office ensure you did not died in vein!!!! Prayers up for all the families left behind❤️❤️

MSgt Mike Owen
USAF Ret.

June 24, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff King. A true heroine!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 14, 2019

I had the honor to attend the Academy with TK. She was an amazing friend, mom, and sister to all of her blue family. Her smile could always light up the room.

Park Ranger William Dean
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

May 13, 2019

I was priviliaged to have the honor to Ride for and Represent Deputy Sheriff Theresa Sue King of the
Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, Kansas this past weekend (Oct 21,2018) in the Orlando Champions Ride for Charities. This annual Ride Honors those First Responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice for Our Nation.
I am most humbled that I was able to proudly represent such an exemplary officer.

LCDR US Navy SEAL Amir Pishdad Jr
Paralyzed Veterans of America

October 27, 2018

You will never ever be forgotten. May your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 24, 2018

My deepest sympathy to all of your loved ones. You are a true hero and your memory will never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 18, 2018

My condolences to the family! Her Services to the community and country are greatly appreciated.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Bill Zaharopoulos
los angeles county sheriff

September 14, 2018

I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we see her again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 16, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Theresa was killed in the line of duty.

To the King family, fellow deputies , and all who call Theresa beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you and your fellow deputy.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Theresa gave to her community and the citizens of Kansas and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on June 16, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 27, 2018

Matthew 5:9-10 God blesses those who work for peace,

for they will be called the children of God.

Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Det. Sue Vance
Waynesboro PD Waynesboro, VA

July 24, 2018

Deputy Sheriff King,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 24, 2018

I and my family are so deeply sorry for the loss of the family, department, and community. More so we are sorry that another blue family protector had to die so that we may live. Thank you for your service. Undoubtedly you now walk a beat in heaven. Rest In Peace deputy.

Nathan Mohler Son of a fallen officer
Utah County Sheriffs Office Cory B. Wride EOW 1/30/14

July 18, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Theresa's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 11, 2018

Rest In Peace Ma’am. Thank you for your service!

Officer Willie Christopher
Little Rock Police Department

July 3, 2018

Rest in peace. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.............

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD

June 28, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy, Theresa King, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. Her bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 27, 2018

RIP thank you for your service.

Chief Chris Edmonds
Pikeville police department

June 25, 2018

Thank you for your service Deputy Theresa King. My Sincere Condolences to your family and Department Rest Easy HERO. Your name and memory are Sacred and Revered. I was a NYSDOCS. CORRECTIONS OFFICER 41 years ago. Rest easy Dear one.

Former NYSDOCS CO JOE

June 23, 2018

RIP Sister in blue. Condolences to her family, loved ones and colleagues. Tragic loss. Salute and Respect from South Africa

R/Constable Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

June 22, 2018

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

June 21, 2018

You sacrifice and honor will be remembered FOREVER. So sorry for the family of this fine woman. Rest assured she is walking the streets of gold with our God and you WILL see her again one day.

Sgt. Shannon Fletcher
West Monroe PD, Louisiana

June 21, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with your families. May God bless you all and comfort your sorrow.

Amanda Appl
Cousin of fallen Oregon Police Chief, Ralph Painter

June 20, 2018

Rest in peace.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

June 20, 2018

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