Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Not available
Police Officer Barry Melear was shot and killed as he and his partner were searching three suspects.
The officers had caught the men breaking into an automobile while working a special car theft detail. As they were searching them the last man pulled out a handgun and shot Officer Melear in the head.
Officer Melear was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Atlanta Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his daughter.