Police Officer Jeffrey Glenn Atherly

Police Officer Jeffrey Glenn Atherly

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Jeffrey Glenn Atherly

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 child.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year, 8 months
  • Badge 155

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Officer Atherly.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 16, 2020

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