On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Wednesday, Apr. 4, members of the Kansas City, Kan., community remembered the legacy of the civil rights leader at the John Brown memorial at the Old Quindaro Townsite.
Brothers Josh and Matt Abramovitz hope to get the 45-ton craft out on Perry Lake east of Topeka by the Fourth of July. The Whippoorwill was capsized by a tornado 40 years ago in Pomona Lake, killing 16 people.
Speaking directly to family, Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash told them that Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were peacemakers and heroes who died honorable deaths in the performance of the duty they loved and for the protection of the people.
The funeral procession for Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer arrives at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Deputies King and Rohrer were killed while transporting a prisoner from the courthouse back to jail.