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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) About 2,500 people, including law enforcement officers from around the country, attended the first of two memorial services for Topeka police officers killed last weekend in the line of duty.
Services for 50-year-old Cpl. David Gogian, an eight-year police veteran, were held Saturday morning at the Kansas Expocentre's Landon Arena. The Associated Press reports officers from West Virginia, Colorado and Nebraska were among those attending the services. Speakers included Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas Attorney Gen. Derek Schmidt.
Another service for 29-year-old Officer Jeff Atherly is later Saturday afternoon.
Gogian and Atherly were killed Sunday while they responded to a call in a grocery store parking lot. A man suspected in the officers' deaths, 22-year-old David E. Tiscareno, was killed by authorities during a standoff early Monday.