David Gogian


David Scott Gogian, 50, of Topeka, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, in the line of duty while honorably serving his community. David was born May 19, 1962, in Lynwood, CA, son of Frank and Saundra (Rowland) Gogian. He graduated from Eldorado High School, Las Vegas, NV, and later earned his Master s Degree in Criminal Justice at Washburn University, Topeka. David married Simona Edington on December 12, 1996. David served in the US Marine Corps from 1981-1986, and the Kansas Air National Guard from 1991-2010, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant. He became a Reserve Police Officer in 1992 for the Topeka Police Department. David later became a full time Police Officer in 2004 for TPD, where he was involved in the Community Police Unit, the Gang Task Force, and most recently, the Traffic Enforcement Unit. He was a member of the Topeka Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3. David served alongside his eldest son, Brandon, with TPD. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Lance Gogian. David is survived by his wife, Simona Gogian, children, Brandon (Jennifer) Gogian, Samantha (David) Brown, Joshua Gogian, and Colin Gogian, granddaughters, Lila Brown and Gwendolyn Gogian, parents, Frank and Saundra Gogian, and siblings, Lawrence Gogian, Tiffany Gogian, and Drew Strong. David will lie in state from 1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Drive, Topeka, where the family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the Kansas Expocentre. Interment will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, 6th & Gage, Topeka. Donations may be made in David s memory at Topeka Police Credit Union, 320 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66603. Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka, is handling arrangements. To leave the family a special message online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. David Scott Gogian
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Dec. 19, 2012
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