KANSAS CITY, Kan. – What happened Thursday is becoming too common. For the third time in one year, a community has had to wrap their arms around a law enforcement agency.
Many people wish they didn’t hear the song ‘Taps’ played Thursday. It signifies death and at Children’s Mercy Park, it signified two deaths.
“The day before their deaths, she trained my grandson in the exact same job, in the same location, to do what they were doing and that just kind of gives you the chills,” said a woman named Susan. She is the grandmother of a Wyandotte County deputy.
Stadiums weren’t built for funerals, but thousands filled it, to honor and remember the lives of deputy Theresa King and deputy Patrick Rohrer.
Jay Kent brought his own flag and stood in the rain.
“They got a lot on the line and they are just doing what they have to do and it is unfortunate that something like this has to happen. Everyone just comes together in times like this and it’s just a great thing,” said Kent.
“People don’t appreciate them as much as they should. They honor people that have been out in war. This is a war everyday too, to keep peace, to be safe, I think we need to honor them too,” said Susan.