Corporal David Scott Gogian

Corporal David Scott Gogian

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, December 16, 2012

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David Scott Gogian

Corporal David Gogian and Police Officer Jeff Atherly were shot and killed while checking on a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot, at 1400 SW Huntoon Street, shortly after 6:00 pm.

Several minutes after making contact with the multiple subjects in the vehicle one them opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Atherly and Corporal Gogian. A third officer on the scene was not wounded. The subject who opened fire fled in the vehicle. He was located in a home on SW Western where he barricaded himself for several hours. He was eventually shot and killed after exiting the home while carrying a firearm.

Corproal Gogian was a U.S. military veteran and had served with the Topeka Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 8 years, 3 months
  • Badge 408
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Corporal Gogian.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 16, 2020

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