TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Topeka have been taking steps to ensure officer safety after incidents elsewhere that have claimed officers’ lives.
Police Chief James Brown says the Topeka Police Department is implementing two-person patrols to some extent. The department also is taking other measures that aren’t being disclosed.
KSNT Reports: Topeka law enforcement taking extra safety measures
Kansas City, Kansas, police Capt. Robert Melton was killed Tuesday in the line of duty. Earlier this month, five officers in Dallas and three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were killed in ambushes targeting police
Topeka Police spokeswoman Amy McCarter says there has also been a recent influx of community support, including food and flowers and notes of support left in the department’s lobby.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office also is assessing some procedures.
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