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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Kansas officers who died in line of duty honored

  • 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.
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  • 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.

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