Detective Terry Lee Melancon, Jr.

Detective Terry Lee Melancon, Jr.

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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Terry Lee Melancon, Jr.

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.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Never forgotten and neither is your fiance, Lynn. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Kristen Sweaza
Daughter of retired ILOD LAPD Motor Officer
Wife of Police Captain Rob Sweaza Fountain Valley PD, CA (RET)
Founder of Blue_Wives_Matter

August 10, 2021

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