Lieutenant Mark Lamonte "Mont" Mecham

Lieutenant Mark Lamonte "Mont" Mecham

Green River Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Monday, April 3, 2017

Add to My Heroes

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.


  • 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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 16 Reflections

Monte, you will always be missed. God Speed Lt.
You were a hell of a cop.

Sgt. James Rountree (Ret)
Sweetwater County WY. Sheriff's Office

May 28, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.