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Two Officers Shot Dead At Topeka Grocery Store
WIBW.com ^ | December 16, 2012

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: banglist
Police helicopter has been circling downtown Topeka all evening and at two intersections are shut down by the police as of right now as they search for the shooter.
1 posted on 12/16/2012 8:20:54 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

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....


2 posted on 12/16/2012 8:27:19 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: rdl6989

Looks like the cop haters on FR got an early Christmas present.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 8:27:37 PM PST by TomServo
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To: TomServo
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.

4 posted on 12/16/2012 8:29:06 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: TomServo

Evidently, these cops hated dogs!


5 posted on 12/16/2012 8:30:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: TomServo
Who wants anyone killed?

You got issues.

/johnny

6 posted on 12/16/2012 8:32:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: All

The police have surrounded a building at 12th and Topeka Blvd.


7 posted on 12/16/2012 8:34:52 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

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.


8 posted on 12/16/2012 8:35:29 PM PST by Sherman Logan (Brought to you by one of the pale penis people.)
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To: Sherman Logan
I'm pro-life. I'm anti official corruption. Does that make me a cop hater?

/johnny

9 posted on 12/16/2012 8:39:25 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rdl6989

Amish gang members, I presume?


10 posted on 12/16/2012 8:41:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: rdl6989
Prayers up for the families.

/johnny

11 posted on 12/16/2012 8:41:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sherman Logan

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.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 8:41:27 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals.)
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To: rdl6989

“The witness said he heard three gun clips emptied- then heard another series of shots.”

Really?

How many shots is that?

Is that 45 shots from three 15 round MAGAZINES?

Or, 21 shots from three 7 round magazines?


13 posted on 12/16/2012 8:41:35 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The suspect is a 22 year old American Indian and he’s no stranger to the police.


14 posted on 12/16/2012 8:43:35 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: TomServo

>> 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”.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 8:46:31 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: TomServo

Troll.


16 posted on 12/16/2012 8:46:46 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: G Larry

Must be shooting an M1 Garand.


17 posted on 12/16/2012 8:48:18 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: popdonnelly

Really?


18 posted on 12/16/2012 8:50:50 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: RC one

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.


19 posted on 12/16/2012 8:58:01 PM PST by Sherman Logan (Brought to you by one of the pale penis people.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; TomServo; Sherman Logan; RC one
Who wants anyone killed?

The post was self-explanatory.
However, I'll break it down:
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.
Secondly, (and most importantly) a goodly majority of 'Freepers' like to assume, with no good reason, that local and county police are the same as Federal Police in Iran or Saudi Arabia.
These goodly majority of Freepers then make overt and disparaging remarks that lead many to assume that these Freepers would wish ill will on all local police.
The police-hating on FreeRepublic can be very disconcerting, when considering the amount of police<-->public interactions that happen any given day (probably upwards of 200,000 plus interactions per day) and only 0.5% to 1.0% of those interactions result in anything remotely "unlawful" being done by the police officer.
FreeRepublic s full of conservatives whom complain about being stereotyped as gun-toting, bible-thumping, preppers.....yet turn around and hypocritically assume that all city & county police are slaves of the federal government and are no different than Iranian Secret Police.

On a side note:
The biggest cop-hating "boogie-man story" that gets spit out lately seems to be that local and county police will somehow be empowered to go doo-to-door and confiscate legally owned guns. What utter poppycock nonsense. The Federal Government already doesn't trust local law enforcement, why in the world would they give them such a task when obviously federal police and military would be required to do such a thing.
As a police officer in a medium-sized city department I know of no officer whom swears allegiance to the almighty federal government, nor do I know of any of us or county or state police that would stand by and assist a federal overthrow of the US Constitution.
Local and County police are given their law enforcement powers by their respective cities and counties NOT by the federal government. The FBI, DEA, DHS, SS, etc has no command and control over local and county police....they can't roll in and tell us what to do specifically in the context of some sort of federal take over of our rights and constitution.

But ultimately, it's easiest for the weak-minded and conspiracy theorists to assign their fears to those they see most (local police are seen the most and therefore become the Federal Boogie Man). Any position of authority automatically means they are evil to those that can't take the time to learn how to differentiate between things.
There's a lot of FreeRepublic "Conservatives" that chose to believe their ill-thought assumptions as opposed to try to learn the truth or even better yet....get a grasp on common sense.
20 posted on 12/16/2012 9:00:01 PM PST by brent13a
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To: brent13a
We don't hate cops, brent. We just don't like bad cops. We get it, OK? stop the spam or we'll shoot this dog Your Police Department
21 posted on 12/16/2012 9:14:16 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: brent13a
You got issues.

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.

/johnny

22 posted on 12/16/2012 9:14:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sherman Logan; JRandomFreeper; TomServo; RC one
Addendum:
The Freepers whom have a complete hatred of local and county police should apply some common sense and try to learn the truth about how local law enforcement works.
99.5% of local police are average people with extraordinary responsibility and and training. There are many police officers who are former military. It would behoove of those who think the Federal Gov't could attempt a take over of the people to not hate all local police because we are uniquely qualified to help take charge and lead the civilian population to rebel against the Federal Gov't.
I'm just sayin'.
23 posted on 12/16/2012 9:17:03 PM PST by brent13a
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To: brent13a
I don't know anyone here on FR that has a total and complete hatred for anyone. They wouldn't last long.

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.

/johnny

24 posted on 12/16/2012 9:23:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: brent13a

I think I would take exception to “a goodly majority”. Please cite some numbers. Thanks


25 posted on 12/16/2012 9:25:01 PM PST by Wingy
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To: brent13a

right, because law enforcement has never been coopted by an oppressive government. we’ll see.


26 posted on 12/16/2012 9:26:52 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals.)
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To: All

The chopper is still circling over the same general area.


27 posted on 12/16/2012 9:27:36 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; brent13a

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:

http://www.heroesbehindthebadge.com/about.html


28 posted on 12/16/2012 9:34:29 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: rdl6989

I have a friend last name Owens Please let me know if his name is part of this.


29 posted on 12/16/2012 9:41:23 PM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: aviator

CPL David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly

30 posted on 12/16/2012 9:44:33 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: aviator

Atherly is on the left, Gogian on the right. Sorry for the confusion.


31 posted on 12/16/2012 9:45:48 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989
Just dammit.

Prayers continue for the families.

johnny

32 posted on 12/16/2012 9:52:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


33 posted on 12/16/2012 9:55:50 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: TomServo
Looks like the cop haters on FR got an early Christmas present.

Yeah, that was my first thought, too.

34 posted on 12/16/2012 9:57:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rdl6989

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.


35 posted on 12/16/2012 10:01:35 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

Thank you and good night everybody. I hope the suspect is caught before sunrise.


36 posted on 12/16/2012 10:02:57 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989
My heart really aches for them and their families.

My prayers to each.

37 posted on 12/16/2012 10:57:05 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: TomServo

Damn, dude...you best check yourself.


38 posted on 12/16/2012 11:19:57 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: brent13a

“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.


39 posted on 12/16/2012 11:21:35 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

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.


40 posted on 12/16/2012 11:29:40 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: TomServo

it isn’t wrong to hate corrupt cops? they make it bad for the good ones.


41 posted on 12/17/2012 12:31:10 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: brent13a

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.


42 posted on 12/17/2012 1:54:21 AM PST by relictele
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To: relictele

May God bless those two officers and comfort their families! I guess if the gvt. banned guns, this would have never happend.


43 posted on 12/17/2012 5:21:30 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

***Complete loss of freedom.***

It is beginning to feel like 1968 all over again.


44 posted on 12/17/2012 7:08:35 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: Christie at the beach

“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.


45 posted on 12/17/2012 8:56:14 AM PST by vette6387
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To: TomServo

What a B.S. post....


46 posted on 12/17/2012 9:01:27 AM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Do these folks here on FR...want cops killed????


47 posted on 12/17/2012 9:02:52 AM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Sherman Logan; TomServo; RC one; All

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.


48 posted on 12/17/2012 7:51:53 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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