"These were two bright and intelligent, wonderful personalities", Bailiff said of her fallen colleagues.
"We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as we lose our sister this morning". Deputy Theresa King died shortly after midnight Saturday.
According to police, the two deputies were possibly shot with their own guns.
Zeigler says the deputies were taking the inmate from the courthouse back to jail, not the other way around, as police initially reported.
The shooting happened Friday as an unidentified inmate was being moved. The inmate was taken in a van to a gated area behind the building, and when he got out of the van, he somehow overpowered and shot the deputies, Bailiff said.
Both officers were with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department. Rohrer, 35, had served seven. He had worked for the department for seven years.
The suspect is undergoing surgery. Her condition was not available. Authorities also have not released any information about the suspect or the extent of his injuries. Authorities aren't looking for any other suspects, Blair added. The investigation into the shooting is continuing. They are the third and fourth law enforcement officers from Kansas City, Kan., or Wyandotte County to be killed in the line of duty the past three years.
"This is a courthouse building, there is video".
Lyon County Undersheriff John Koelsch says inmate transfer situations carry an inherent danger.
The investigation is being handled by the Kansas City Police Department.
Two Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputies have died following a shooting late Friday morning.
The year before, Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Wood was shot at a convenience store but survived.
Bailiff says it's possible the deputies were overcome with their own weapons.
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said in a statement he was "saddened" by the news.
"Let us take just one moment of silence to honor their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families", said David Alvey, mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., at a press conference at City Hall.
Local news outlets are reporting that the shooting occurred about 11:30 a.m. Friday.