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Captain Robert David Melton | Kansas City Police Department, Kansas Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

Captain

Robert David Melton

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 26 years

Badge # 1799

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: At large

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Captain Dave Melton was shot and killed while searching for an armed subject who had fled from other officers who had responded to a shots fired call at approximately 2:00 pm.

As officers arrived on scene several subjects exited the vehicle they were in and fled on foot. One of the men was apprehended immediately. Officers began searching the area for the other subjects. Captain Melton was fatally shot when he encountered one of the men near the intersection of 22nd Street and Haskell Avenue.

Two subjects were taken into custody and additional subjects remain at large.

Captain Melton served with the Kansas City Police Department for 17 years and had previously served with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He was a veteran of the Kansas National Guard. He is survived by his three children and expectant girlfriend.

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God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police
September 26, 2016

 

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