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Officer Wallace A. Melson | Ocean View Police Department, Delaware Ocean View Police Department, Delaware


Wallace A. Melson

Ocean View Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch: Saturday, August 21, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 2

Cause: Heart attack

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Officer Wallace Melson suffered a fatal heart attack during a vehicle pursuit. He had chased the suspect into the neighboring town of Millville and was able to get the car stopped. When he stepped out of his patrol car he collapsed. The suspect then fled the scene and was never identified or apprehended.

There were several firemen who witnessed Officer Melson's heart attack. They started CPR but Officer Melson had died almost immediately.

Officer Melson had served with the Ocean View Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his daughter and son.

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