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Corporal David Scott Gogian | Topeka Police Department, Kansas Topeka Police Department, Kansas

Corporal

David Scott Gogian

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 8 years, 3 months

Badge # 408

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/16/2012

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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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.

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Police Officer Jeffrey Glenn Atherly
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End of Watch: Sunday, December 16, 2012
Cause: Gunfire

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David, Our school days have never left my memories, when I learned of your sacrifice, I stopped and returned to those days at Eldorado High School, Del H Robison middle school to a scrawny little guy that was funny and giving of his humor. Then we graduated, we scattered like the leaves in the fall. You went into the service, while I became a wife and mother, you became what you dreamed of the most when we were kids, a Police Officer. I will always think of you, I will always wish for one more day with you. I will always remember that you are my greatest ambition to remember the echos of so long ago.
Rest easily,
God Speed

Laurie Knowlton (Just an old friend)
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December 28, 2014

 

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