Two Topeka police officers who died in the line of duty last year will be honored at a ceremony honoring Kansas law enforcement officers at the Statehouse.
The 31st annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial service will be held Friday at the Statehouse. It will include the unveiling of a memorial that adds the names of Cpl. David David Gogian and officer Jeff Atherly of Topeka.
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.
The officers were honored Thursday with a candlelight vigil at the Statehouse and an annual memorial at the Topeka Law Enforcement Center.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 268 law enforcement officials in Kansas have died in the line of duty.