Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for David
Monday, December 17, 2012
David Gogian - Law Enforcement - Kansas
Corporal David Gogian, age 50, died in the line of duty on December 16, 2012, in Topeka, Kansas.
David was a member of the Topeka Police Department. He had 8 years and 3 months of service.
Officer Gogian and another officer were checking on a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot, on 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 both officers. 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.
Corproal Gogian was a U.S. military veteran.
David is survived by many loving friends and relatives, including his son who is also a Topeka Police Officer.
Thank you for serving, David.
Pray for all who die in the line of duty. Amen.
Let us pray that David Gogian is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.