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.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I didn't know you. I actually just learned of your loss today from your beloved fiance, Lynn. We are remembering your EOW and supporting Lynn today, 14 years later, in a support group she is in for the spouses and fiancee's of our Fallen Officer's. You would be so proud of her. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your service. I am so sorry for the loss that has struck your family, both blood and blue. I'm sorry for the loss of your community of a fine Detective and Officer as well as your PD but mostly to that of your family and the family you should have been able to have with Lynn.

My husband has 30 years on just about and will be retiring soon. For the thanks that I got to have my husband for the last 25 years and that so many Police Wives, Husbands and Police Fiancee's do not get that time, I have started a nonprofit called Blue_Wives_Matter to offer support to those that have lost their LEOs, regardless of COD. So not all of our losses are on this wall but the hurt is just the same so we all grieve together. Thank you again for your service and sacrifice Detective Terry Melancon, you will never be forgotten.

Kristen Sweaza
Daughter of retired ILOD LAPD Motor Officer
Wife of Police Captain Robert Sweaza FVPD, CA
Founder of Blue_Wives_Matter

August 10, 2019

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