Lieutenant Mark Lamonte "Mont" Mecham

Lieutenant Mark Lamonte "Mont" Mecham

Green River Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Monday, April 3, 2017

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Mark Lamonte "Mont" Mecham

Lieutenant Mont Mecham succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on October 14th, 1996, when he and another officer attempted to question a man about a murder.

The officers were let into the house before the suspect opened fire on them, striking Lieutenant Mecham in the neck and the other officer in the arm. Despite his wounds, the other officer was able to return fire and wounded the man.

The man barricaded himself in the attic until being taken into custody by a SWAT team. The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder from the initial murder investigation and attempted murder of Lieutenant Mecham and another officer. He was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

Lieutenant Mecham never fully recovered and died from complications of the gunshot wound on April 3rd, 2017.

Lieutenant Mecham had served in law enforcement for 33 years before medically retiring in 2003. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, two grandchildren, two sisters, and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age 67
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, October 14, 1996
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Three consecutive life sentences

murder suspect

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Five years since you've been gone. Hard to believe, Seems like only yesterday we were out and about playing the game in the early 80s. You were my rabbi, mentor, and one of my best friends from the time when I was clueless and shiny new rookie all the way through 40+ years on The Job. Without you, I doubt I'd have made it a year. Leslie (now a retired Deputy Sheriff) and I (retiring in about a minute from Fort Worth) think of you practically every day. I don't think I will ever not miss you. You were, without exaggeration, one of the best cops I've ever known, and it was an honor to have been your student and friend.

Jim Willingham
(Sgt., GRPD 1980-1992) Now @ Fort Worth PD, TX

April 26, 2022

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