Type of Officer: Police Officer
Death Date: 9/7/2014
Added to Memorial: 2015
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Topeka Police Department Corporal Jason E. Harwood gave his life In the line of duty on September 7, 2014. While conducting a car stop on the city’s east side, one of the vehicle’s occupants drew a weapon and fired several times at Corporal Harwood, fatally wounding him. Corporal Harwood joined the Topeka Police Department in June 1999. Promoted to the rank of Corporal in May 2012. Jason served in the hit-and-run unit and the K-9 unit. During his career Corporal Harwood earned a Letter of Commendation, a Distinguished Service Bar, and two Department Challenge Coins. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Corporal Harwood was 40 years old at the time of his death.