Fallen officers memorial held at KS statehouse

PHOTO By: Nate Nottage-Tacey, Kansas First News
PHOTO By: Nate Nottage-Tacey, Kansas First News

Area law enforcement gathered at the statehouse Thursday night to pay tribute to fallen officers.

The 18th annual memorial is sponsored by the Fraternal Order Of Police Auxiliary.

The vigil coincides with National Police Week and National Peace Officer Memorial Day in the State Of Kansas.

Topeka Police Corporal David Gogian and Officer Jeffery Atherly’s names will be added to the state memorial this year.

The two were shot and killed in December after responding to a Topeka grocery store on a report of drug activity there.

On Friday, Governor Sam Brownback will attend the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony at the statehouse.

Authorities will read the names of all Kansas officers who’ve died in the line of duty.

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