Skip to comments.Two Officers Shot Dead At Topeka Grocery Store
Posted on 12/16/2012 8:20:50 PM PST by rdl6989
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Police confirmed Sunday night that two officers were shot while responding to reports of a suspicious vehicle at a Dillons grocery store in central Topeka.
Three officers responded to 1400 SW Huntoon St. on reports of a suspicious vehicle sometime after 6:09 p.m.
While details of what transpired when the officers arrived on scene were not immediately released, police confirmed that two of the three officers responding were shot.
At 8:30 p.m. Topeka Police said that both officers sustained life-threatening injuries.
Following the shooting, officers from multiple law enforcement agencies responded. The parking lot of the Dillons store was roped off as a crime scene.
Authorities surrounded a home in the 400 block of Buchanan in Topeka Sunday during the 8 p.m. hour, where two suspects connected to the shooting were believed to be.
A SWAT team was on scene.
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I guess we’re real close to going to dictatorial rule to stop all of the violence. Complete loss of freedom. Freedom is the freedom to....
Looks like the cop haters on FR got an early Christmas present.
Watch your mouth (pen). No need to generalize what a minority have written to the general population. Thank you.
Evidently, these cops hated dogs!
You got issues.
The police have surrounded a building at 12th and Topeka Blvd.
He addressed the cop haters, not the general population.
Any reasonable person would agree there are some on FR who are not, shall we say, LEO-friendly. Sometimes with good reason.
Amish gang members, I presume?
wait until they’re standing at your front door waiting for you to hand over your weapons. We’ll see how LEO friendly folks are then.
“The witness said he heard three gun clips emptied- then heard another series of shots.”
How many shots is that?
Is that 45 shots from three 15 round MAGAZINES?
Or, 21 shots from three 7 round magazines?
The suspect is a 22 year old American Indian and he’s no stranger to the police.
>> Looks like the cop haters on FR got an early Christmas present.
On another thread, someone slandered Catholics because the Pope spoke out against “gay marriage”.
Must be shooting an M1 Garand.
Thanks for making my point. Which is that there are people on FR who are anti-cop.
I am not addressing whether this attitude is justified or not.
2 people were killed. That's a BadThing(tm).
Prayers are appropriate.
Discussion about cop haters could be on a separate thread.
BTW, I don't hate people. Sometimes I hate what they do.
And for the local constabulary? Mainly I feel a sense of deep saddness at their lack of situational awareness.
Makes me miss the stripes on my sleeve so I could verbally rip the hide off of them, and try to keep them alive.
I know how my local officers operate, and train. I've sat in the same classes with them, wearing a different uniform.
Get over it. I'll be the first to say "lawyer up", and the last to say anything positive about people dying.
I think I would take exception to “a goodly majority”. Please cite some numbers. Thanks
right, because law enforcement has never been coopted by an oppressive government. we’ll see.
The chopper is still circling over the same general area.
My documentary film director son, Wayne Derrick, made this film - finished it this summer - “Heroes Behind The Badge”. It’s being shown to every police dept. in the country and is now required for every Texas police academy to show it. Go here:
I have a friend last name Owens Please let me know if his name is part of this.
CPL David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly
Atherly is on the left, Gogian on the right. Sorry for the confusion.
Prayers continue for the families.
One of these officers has a son who is also a policeman here and was on duty tonight when it happened according to news reports.
Yeah, that was my first thought, too.
These are the kind of stories in “Heroes Behind The Badge”. Informing the public about offiers killed and the effect it has on their families. I’ll make sure my son is aware of what is happening in your area tonight. He became close to the families who lost their fathers, brothers.
Thank you and good night everybody. I hope the suspect is caught before sunrise.
My prayers to each.
Damn, dude...you best check yourself.
“A goodly majority of ‘Freepers’ like to take the easy road and assume that the 0.5%-1.0% of bad police officers define all police officers.”
I will lead off by saying that I support good law enforcement. I will also say that i live in an upscale community in Northern California where crime isn’t a major issue. In all seriousness, just where do you get the 0,5-1.0% “bad police officers” statistic? If that were reality, I would have no issue. Several years ago, I had occasion to submit a written complaint about one of our officer’s behavior. The way the department handled my complaint would lead you to conclude that I was the criminal. Law Enforcement today does not take kindly to being criticized and as a consequence, they go after the complainant with a vengence. I was threatened, interrogated in a windowless room, and the chief ignored a final response for more than a year (until I went to the Town Council and demanded that they provide direction). And you know, at the end of the day, it was all about “not coloring the cop’s permanent record.” What he did, wasn’t the issue, protecting his retirement was what it was all about.Shoot, when I went into the department and asked for the complaint form, the desk sgt. threw it at me and he didn’t even know what my concern was. They act like a bunch of spoiled children, but unlike children, they have weapons and the color of authority.
So maybe, you’re right, there is that small percentage that exhibit true criminal behavior, but I will bet you that the number grows substantially when you include all the stuff that cops get away with that would be cause for the arrest of any of us ordinary citizens. Their attitude is “we are the cops, we are not accountable to anyone for our behavior; we are above the laws we are sworn to uphold”
Would that it wasn’t so, but pal, it is! I don’t hate cops, but I sure as hell don’t trust them.
Stop being a cry baby. The people lost their lives. it is not about you and hurt feelings. if you think you can do the job, go through training and take the political correctness crap they put on each officer. With society as messed up as it, the cops have enough crap to deal with. Use some respect.
it isn’t wrong to hate corrupt cops? they make it bad for the good ones.
Fair enough. You can start your Support Your Local Sheriff campaign by refusing federal bribes of overtime cash and ending the East German style checkpoints and any other pet tactic of DC lefties.
May God bless those two officers and comfort their families! I guess if the gvt. banned guns, this would have never happend.
***Complete loss of freedom.***
It is beginning to feel like 1968 all over again.
“Stop being a cry baby. The people lost their lives. it is not about you and hurt feelings. if you think you can do the job, go through training and take the political correctness crap they put on each officer. With society as messed up as it, the cops have enough crap to deal with. Use some respect.”
My comments had nothing to do with the original post! Some cop on FR was taking the opportunity to “bait the cop haters,” and I was not buying his argument. From my perspective, law enforcement is at it’s nadir. Many LEO’s have absolutely no respect for our citizens rights. Our first chief of police married a friend of my wife’s. We were friends for a number years until he showed his true colors describing in great detail how he abused some and showed favoritism to the “important.” I won’t have anything to do with him any longer and neither will my wife. And you know what, now at 75 he’s joined a church and his wife says it’s because he needs it to help him deal with his guilt! Respect, yeah I use it when appropriate. In my case, none is warranted. Sure cops have a daily dose of crap, that’s part of what they sign up for when they become LEO’s. It does not give them the “right” to abuse anyone. I have a very close friend ( who also happens to be African American) who was an LAPD officer for ten years. He quit, because of the abuse he was told to hand out. You might want to consider showing some respect for your fellow citizens instead of defending the indefensible.
What a B.S. post....
Do these folks here on FR...want cops killed????
At around 6:00AM this morning the suspect was forced out of a house by tear gas, but he came out shooting and was killed by police.