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Police Officer John R. Melendez | Bal Harbour Police Department, Florida Bal Harbour Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

John R. Melendez

Bal Harbour Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, October 17, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Police Officer John Melendez was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup another officer on a traffic stop.

As he drove down a downgrade on a bridge on Haulover Beach, the vehicle went out of control and flipped several times. Officer Melendez's seatbelt malfunctioned and the buckle broke, causing him to be ejected from the vehicle.

Officer Melendez had served with the agency for nine months and is survived by his wife and children.

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NEVER FORGOTTEN
LOVE ALWAYS, MARIA

MARIA T GONZALEZ EA
X-WIFE
October 17, 2013

 

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