Members of the Topeka High School Marine Junior ROTC gave up participation in a recent ROTC drill competition to help at a memorial service for two Topeka police officers killed in the line of duty. The cadets, lead by instructor Gunner Kelly, escorted family members during the service at the Kansas Expocentre. They also helped as ushers and performed other duties as needed during the service.
Today, Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller thanked each and every one of the cadets during a school-wide assembly at Topeka High School. He presented a plaque to Topeka High Principal Linda Wiley and handed a memorial coin to each cadet as he and other members of the police department shook the hands of each cadet.
The cadets performed one of their drills before the ceremony, which they did not know was in their honor.