From the Topeka Police Department:
The employees of the Topeka Police Department went through a week of sorrow that can test the resolve of people with the strongest of character.
The process of healing will be on-going.
The Police Department employees would however like to thank all of the members of this community and communities outside of Shawnee County that turned out in such support Saturday during both funerals.
We were truly overwhelmed by the number of people holding flags, signs of support or just standing along the procession route. This support is exactly what our employees needed during this tragic event to remind us that our community does value a society of the highest moral character.
To everyone that turned out Saturday or kept us in their prayers we say “Thank You”.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS: We would also like to thank all of our media partners who have assisted us from the first time we asked your help the night of the 16th through the covering of the funerals. You were all amazing in your professionalism and respect for the fallen officers and their families.