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Police Officer Jeffrey Glenn Atherly | Topeka Police Department, Kansas Topeka Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer

Jeffrey Glenn Atherly

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 year, 8 months

Badge # 155

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/16/2012

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Jeff Atherly and Corporal David Gogian were shot and killed while checking on a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot, on the 1400 block of 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 Third Street where he barricaded himself for several hours. He was eventually shot and killed after exiting the home while carrying a firearm.

Officer Atherly had served with the Topeka Police Department for just under two years. He is survived by his two children.

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Corporal David Scott Gogian
Topeka Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch: Sunday, December 16, 2012
Cause: Gunfire

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