A man and woman who have sworn to serve and protect us have been attacked in a deadly shooting on Friday. The incident took place outside a courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.
According to Fox News, the male and female deputies from the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office were "overcome by an inmate being transferred from jail to the courthouse," police said.
7-year veteran Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, died after being shot by the attacker. The female deputy is in critical condition after being shot. Her identity was not immediately released.
The suspect was shot as well and is undergoing surgery. Police believe he may have gotten his weapon by taking it off one of the deputies.
Fellow law enforcement officers were quick to request prayers after the shooting.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with these deputies and their families, and to all of our brothers and sisters with the Wyandotte County (KS) Sheriff’s Office,” wrote the St. Louis division of the Drug Enforcement Administration on Twitter.
“Sending prayers to the officers, families and Wyandotte SO,” tweeted the Kansas Capitol Police.
According to the Kansas City Star, David Alvey, who is the mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, said "All I really want to say is to thank officers and emergency personnel who put their lives on the line each day. And we should all be very grateful and respectful of those individuals and their families."
The Kansas City Royals are planning a moment of silence to honor the life and sacrifice of Deputy Rohrer before their series opener.
Please add your prayers for the injured deputy, her loved ones, and the loved ones of the deputy who was killed.