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Deputy City Marshal Floyd M. Melder | Glenmora Police Department, Louisiana Glenmora Police Department, Louisiana

Deputy City Marshal

Floyd M. Melder

Glenmora Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, March 20, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Marshal Melder was shot and killed while responding to reports of a man walking around shooting out street lights with a rifle. The suspect shot Deputy Marshal Melder as he stepped out of his vehicle to confront him. The suspect was apprehended a short time later.

The 17-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. In 1978 he received another life sentence for the murder of his cellmate by strangulation on June 19, 1976.

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 20, 2010

 

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