New York Yankees sent flowers foruneral ofallen Wyandotte County deputieThe KsaCity Star

New York Yankees sent flowers for funeral of fallen Wyandotte County deputies The Kansas City Star

A funeral will be held Thursday for slain Wyandotte County sheriffs deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer. A visitation for King will be held the day before, on Wednesday. The deputies were killed during a prisoner transfer Friday.

Kansas City, Kan., Police Department

A funeral will be held Thursday for slain Wyandotte County sheriffs deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer. A visitation for King will be held the day before, on Wednesday. The deputies were killed during a prisoner transfer Friday.

Kansas City, Kan., Police Department

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No matter how deep your dislike for the New York Yankees may run, you have to be impressed with what the Bronx Bombers did in this situation.

The Yankees sent flowers for funeral of Wyandotte County sheriffs deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer, who werekilled during a prisoner transferlast Friday. Thefuneral is Thursday.

A New York Times storysaid the Yankees have been sending flowers to the funerals of officers killed in the New York area for decades, but they began doing it in other communities three years ago.

Sonny Hight, a former New York Police Department detective who works as the Yankees vice president and the chief security officer, told the Times he couldnt recall the specific case that led him to send flowers out of state.

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I just thought, hey, this guy deserves to be recognized for his sacrifice, Hight told the Times. We should at least send some flowers acknowledging it.

Wyandotte County Sheriffs deputies Theresa King, 44, and Patrick Rohrer, 35, died after a shootout during an inmate transfer Friday near the Wyandotte County Courthouse.

The Yankees also sent flowers two years ago after Kansas City, Kan.,Capt. Robert Melton was shot and killedin the line of duty.

When youre going through the grieving process and you get that kind of support and kindness from people on the other side of the country, that is meaningful, Kansas City, Kan., police chief Terry Ziegler told The Times.

The Wyandotte County Sheriffs Office shared a photo of the flowers on Facebook:

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