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BURNS FLAT, Okla. – Tonight there will be a community wide gathering in honor of two law enforcement officers who passed away following a high-speed chase.

In a crumbled SUV was Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck.

Inside a wrecked Burns Flat patrol car was Officer Kris Willhight.

The pair were working together to chase down Quentin Johnson.

Investigators say the 27-year-old was wanted for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, concealing stolen property and a felon in possession of a firearm.

Beck was 39-years-old and Willhight was 36-years-old.

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Dill City Football field there will be a community walk for the benefit of the families of the two officers.

The entry fee is by donations only.