Hundreds of Topekans lined the familiar streets of Topeka on Saturday, September 13, to honor one of Topeka's finest, Corporal Jason E. Harwood, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on September 7, at approximately 4:45 pm. The procession, which lasted approximately 45 minutes, wrapped along 21st street and Gage Boulevard, on the way to Penwell-Gabel Cemetery.
In true Topeka fashion, people of all ages, races, and backgrounds, waited for hours with signs, flags, and other items to show support for the fallen officer and his family, friends and co-workers.
This overwhelming show of support left many in the procession in awe as they took pictures from the car windows of police vehicles. The support was felt by all.
Harwood had served the Topeka Police Department for 15 years and had received a Letter of Accommodation, Distinguished Service Bar, and two Department Challenge Coins. He served in the hit-and-run
and K-9 units before he was promoted to corporal in May 2012.
He leaves behind a wife, Lori Anne, and two sons. He is also survived by his mother, step-father, three brothers, four sisters and his K-9 partner, Magnum.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Jason Harwood Memorial Fund at any Core First Bank & Trust or the Topeka Police Credit Union located at 320 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66603.
KANSAS CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS
10325 West Ridge Rd. Holton, KS 66436
Kansas C.O.P.S. is a
programs and services
for the surviving families
and affected co-workers
of law enforcement officers
killed in the line of duty
in the state of Kansas.
Please join us on Saturday, September 27th at 10:00 AM
at the Law Enforcement Center,
320 S Kansas Ave,
Topeka, KS 66603
Retired Sheriff Sandy Horton, with the Kansas Sheriff's Association, will be our guest speaker.
Lunch will be provided. Please email Linda Bohlender at email@example.com to RSVP.
FINAL CALL QUILTS Honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Final Call Quilts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that makes quilts for families
of first responders who on their Final Call made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life in the line of duty, in accordance with Federal criteria. Quilts are made at no cost to the family, however donations from individuals, departments, and or the public are crucial to keeping this organization going, and ensuring that the cost of future quilts are covered. http://www.finalcallquilts.org/
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