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Detective Terry Lee Melancon, Jr. | Baton Rouge City Police Department, Louisiana Baton Rouge City Police Department, Louisiana

Detective

Terry Lee Melancon, Jr.

Baton Rouge City Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/10/2005

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Detective Melancon was shot and killed while executing a search warrant.

He and two other officers had obtained a search warrant for a drug dealer's home. The officers forced their way into the home after its occupant refused to let them in. As they entered, they were met with gunfire. Detective Melancon was shot and killed and the two other officers were wounded. The suspect was also killed in the exchange of gunfire.

Detective Melancon had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his fiancee, parents, two sisters, and two nieces.

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Thank you Terry for your service. You gave your life saving the public here in BR from Drug dealers and criminals. I wish we could have hung out more. I miss you

Your Godson,
Ryan

Ryan, Godson
February 18, 2014

 

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