Deputy City Marshal Floyd M. Melder

Deputy City Marshal Floyd M. Melder

Glenmora Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1970

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Floyd M. Melder

Deputy Marshal Melder was shot and killed while responding to reports of a man walking around shooting out street lights with a rifle. The suspect shot Deputy Marshal Melder as he stepped out of his vehicle to confront him. The suspect was apprehended a short time later.

The 17-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. On June 19, 1976, he murdered his cellmate by strangulation, and received another life sentence for second degree murder.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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