Fallen TPD officers honored at ceremony

PHOTO By: Kevin Boughton, Kansas First News
PHOTO By: Kevin Boughton, Kansas First News

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas has honored two Topeka police officers who died in the line of duty last year with a Statehouse ceremony.

Gov. Sam Brownback, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and dozens of uniformed officers from across the state participated in Friday’s annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial service.

It came after the state added the names of Cpl. David David Gogian and officer Jeff Atherly of Topeka to the memorial.

They were shot to death in December while checking possible drug activity outside a supermarket. Their killer later was fatally shot by law enforcement officers.

Members of the two officers’ families were present for the ceremony.

The attorney general’s office says the state’s memorial now lists 269 law enforcement officials in Kansas who’ve died in the line of duty.

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