Slain Kansas deputies were both parents

Fox News reports that a second Kansas City, KS police office has died after being shot Friday by a prisoner during inmate transportation.

Two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said on Saturday.

Two inmates were being transported from the Wyandotte County Correctional and Court Services Building on 7th Street. Kelli Bailiff says the suspect also was wounded in the shooting late Friday morning. Kelli Bailiff. The inmate was taken in a van to a gated area behind the building, and when the inmate got out of van, he somehow overtook and shot the deputies, possibly with their own guns, Bailiff said.

Both officers were with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department.

Bailiff said investigators do not believe the public is in any danger. He asked for a moment of silence after his speech, according to the Kansas City Star.

Kansas City police spokesman Zac Blair said officers were speaking to witnesses about shooting. We are standing with you, ' the Johnson County Sheriff's Office tweeted.

He referred questions about their conditions to the sheriff's department, which hasn't returned a phone message.

Alvey mourned the loss of deputies Theresa King, known as "TK", and Patrick Rohrer, whom he described as "two of our young, bright, committed sheriff's deputies" that the department lost on a "terribly tragic day". Our thoughts are with you in the hard days ahead!' the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote on Facebook.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) was told of the shooting on Friday as he arrived for a forum in Kansas City.

Kansas City police have fatally shot a woman who barricaded herself in a shed after she was seen outside with a sword. Capt. Robert Melton was slain in July while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting.

In 2015, Wyandotte County Deputy Scott Wood was shot seven times but survived.

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