Police Officer Jeffrey Glenn Atherly

Police Officer Jeffrey Glenn Atherly

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, December 16, 2012

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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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

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