Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Terry Lee Melancon, Jr.

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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Reflections for Detective Terry Lee Melancon, Jr.

Hey Uncle Terry its Ashley well guess what i'm going to the 10th grade and everyone is proud of me and i know you are to.Well I haven't been with Aunt Lynn or Aunt Vicki for the summer yet but I'm sure I will go soon.Hey Uncle Terry do me a favor PLEASE WATCH OVER MY GRANDMA GAYNELL because she needs all the help she can get or go pay her a visit to let her know she is fine.THANKS UNCLE TERRY YOU ARE THE BEST HERO EVER.well gotta go.

LOVE ALWAYS,
ASHLEY HARWELL

Ashley Harwell
Family

June 26, 2007

Hey My Baby,

It now makes 1year and 10months since you went to Heaven. People love to say that it gets easier with time. But it doesn't. I say you just learn to deal with it more over time. Getting better is a huge misconception. I thank God for the time we had together here...wouldn't trade that time for ANYTHING. I also thank God for KNOWING that we have all of eternity together. Thank you for ALL of the ways that you let us know you are still here with us, but you know I'm always ready for another sign. When you make your loving presence known it helps so much...so get busy!!! I love you always.

Eternal Love,
Lynn


fiancee'

June 10, 2007

Hi Terry, I just wanted to thank you for introducing me to Lynn and Ashley. I know that you and Ryan and Jeremy had to have a hand in planning that! I know that while under unfortunate circumstance that we meet, I understand why you loved Lynn so. She is truly and angel just like yourself. I hope that God brings comfort to all of your family as no family should endure this much pain and heartache. God Bless your agency, family and friends, and Lynn..your love! Take care of Ryan and Brian Tephord please =)

Amanda Bell
Dep. Ryan Seguin's love, EOW 2/15/07

May 26, 2007

8:00AM
5-24-07
Dear Uncle Terry,

Hey Uncle Terry it's Ashley, I just got on the web to show my friend Mary your page on OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL.I'm probley going to be with aunt Lynn,Christi Aunt Vicki,and Ashley for the summer,so i'll come by your grave with something for you along with some flower's well gotta go now LOVE YOU and MISS YOU LOTS.

LOVE ALWAYS,
Ashley Harwell

P.S. THANKS FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR US YOU TRUELY ARE OUR HERO.

Ashley Harwell
NEICE

May 24, 2007

If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again

No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why

Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know

But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store

Since you’ll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you’ll always stay

Author Unknown

Hey hunnie,

Just wanted to say thank you for watching over me during the harrowing times that I had while I was with New Orleans P.D. I know you had my back many times. I am back home now, among my friends and family. I saw that your mom wrote a book about you, all I can say it must be a pretty amazing book if it is about you and I can't wait to get my copy tomorrow.

Love always,
Jo Jo

Officer J. Fullwood
Baton Rouge Police Dept.

May 2, 2007

Terry,

There will always be a place in my heart for you. I remember the first time that I met you at Brothers Ace Hardware. Everytime that I walked in that store, you would always speak and inquire about being a police officer. You had that gleam of happiness on your face each time I saw you. I remember the day that you went with me to try out a boat that I was interested in buying. We had a good time!

I am now working the dog shift at 1st Dist., and think about you constantly. Thanks for keeping a watch on us as we protect God's people from the evil ones.

Lt. Danny Williamson
Baton Rouge Police

April 24, 2007

9:25AM
4~16~07

DEAR UNCLE TERRY,


HEY UNCLE TERRY,I JUST GOT FINISHED DOING MY WORK MY TEACHER GAVE TO ME SO I THOUGHT I WOULD TYPE YOU. HAPPY LATE EASTER.I HOPE YOUR'S WAS FUN,MINE WAS BECAUSE I WAS OUT OF SCHOOL FOR 2 WHOLE WEEK'S IT WAS SO COOL.I HAD SO MUCH FUN MUD RIDING WITH MY FRIEND'S,BUT I'M GLAD YOU WERE WATCHING OVER ME AND MY FRIEND'S BECAUSE WE THOUGHT THAT MICHEAL'S TRUCK WAS GOING TO FLIP OVER SO THANK'S FOR BEING THERE.WELL I HATE TO RUN BUT THE BELL IS ABOUT TO RING AND I CAN'T BE LATE FOR ALGERBA 1. LOVE AND MISS YOU.


LOVE ALWAYS,
ASHLEY M. HARWELL

ASHLEY HARWELL
NEICE

April 16, 2007

Hey my baby,

It is now Easter...another holiday. I am trying to be "happy". I miss you so much. I keep telling myself that it will not be much longer before we are all together again. I cannot wait. I keep thinking of the scripture that says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. To think that you are right there with Jesus celebrating Easter in Paradise. What a celebration that must be!! Thanks so much for the little "glimpse" of perfect peace and joy! That was the perfect time to remind me that this seperation is but an instant in the eternity of love we share. I KNOW that you have never left my side for a moment, but I still need to feel your presence and love. I know you are having an awesome Easter. I love you.

Eternal Love,
Lynn

Whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but shall have eternal life. John 3:16

fiancee'

April 8, 2007

Terry, I and several hundred other officers had the privilege of ecorting your procession to your final resting place. I have never forgotten you and your sacrifice, and never will. Although I have unfortunately escorted others since yours, your beautiful service and poignant words said by your Chief stick in my head, and I think about your sacrifice every day I go to work.

And now, a message to Lynn: I know it seems as though everyone has moved on, and people don't seem to care anymore. But please remember that there are those of us, like myself, that, although we didn't know Terry, still appreciate him, and love him for his sacrifice. About a month ago, I carried the casket of one of my best friends in the world when he made the ultimate sacrifice for our department, almost four years to the day that two other good friends of mine did the same. I know about how cold the world seems to be at times like this, and how it seems unfair that the rest of the world just seems to go on as if nothing happened, while your life is still upside down. Yeah, I know. Just know that you're not alone, and that some of us still care, and always will. Oh, and to Terry: I need you, Jay, David, and Glenn to take my boy Brian under your wing, and look out for him until I get there. Thanks.

Corporal Chris Cooper
Alexandria Police Dept

March 23, 2007

3~21~07
1:40PM

Uncle Terry,

Hey uncle Terry it's me I wanted to say thank you for being with me while I was taking my ILEAP test.Please watch over me and aunt Lynn this weekend.I love and miss you alot.I'll try to come put something on your grave or come there with aunt Lynn.Well love you bye.

Love Always,
Your Neice Ashley Harwell

Ashley Harwell
Neice

March 21, 2007

I'm sure you had a hand in sending me the sunflowers! I guess you liked the ones I brought you. You boys can do amazing things sometimes! Now all you need to do is send me something to give to Lynn! Love you and tell my boy I love and miss him too!

Ashley

March 7, 2007

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY MY BABY! I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL. PLEASE SEND ME SOME EXTRA LOVE FROM HEAVEN TODAY.


SAY TERRY

The time of concern is over. No longer am I asked how I am doing. Never is the name of my fiance' mentioned to me. A curtain descends. The moment has passed. A life slips from frequent recall. There are exceptions....close and comforting friends, sensitive and loving family. For most, the drama is over. The spotlight is off. Applause is silent. But for me, the play will never end. The effects on me are timeless. Say Terry to me.

On the stage of my life, he has been both lead and supporting actor. Do not tiptoe around the greatest event of my life. Love does not die. His name is written on my life. The sound of his voice replays within my mind. You feel he is dead. I feel he is of the dead and still lives. You say he was my fiance', I say he is. Say Terry to me and say Terry again.

It hurts to bury his memory in silence. What he was in flesh has now turned to ash. What he was in spirit, stirs within me always. He is of my past, but he is part of my present. He is my hope for the future. You say not to remind me. How little you understand I cannot forget. I would not if I could. I forgive you, because you cannot know. I strive not to judge you, for yesterday I was like you. I do not ask you to walk this road. The ascent is steep and the burden heavy. I walk it not by choice. I would rather walk it with him in the flesh. I am what I have to be. What I have lost you cannot feel. What I have gained you cannot see. Say Terry, for he is alive in me.

HE AND I WILL MEET AGAIN, THOUGH IN MANY WAYS WE HAVE NEVER PARTED. HE AND HIS LIFE PLAY LIGHT SONGS ON MY MIND, SUNRISES AND SUNSETS ON MY DREAMS. HE IS REAL AND HE IS SHADOW, HE WAS AND HE IS.

He is my fiance' and I love him as I always did. Say Terry to me and say Terry again.

~author unknown

Eternal Love,
Lynn
John 3:16

Fiancee'

February 14, 2007

Hey Terry! You really out did yourself this time!! I just wanted to thank you for giving myself and your family a little bit more faith. How amazing that dream was!! I never met you but you showed me something that only you and your dad had experienced! I think I'm still shocked and amazed. I really didn't think the dream I had of you and your dad trying to fix a gun meant anything! I was so shocked to hear from your dad that what I had dreamed actually happened a couple years before your death. Thank you for showing us that you and Jeremy are still around us! Can't wait to see you in Heaven!!

Ashley

February 7, 2007

DEAR UNCLE TERRY,

HEY IT'S ASHLEY JUST WANTED TO SAY HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY WE ALL LOVE AND MISS YOU A LOT WELL GOTTA GO IN CLASS.

LOVE ALWAYS,
ASHLEY HARWELL

Ashley Harwell
Family

January 12, 2007

HAPPY 33rd BIRTHDAY TERRY! I love you and miss you so much baby. Please come visit me in my dreams tonight. Send all of us some heavenly hugs and kisses.

Eternal Love,
Lynn

January 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Terry!! I know the celebration in Heaven is nothing like we could ever imagine hear on Earth! You are missed dearly by everyone who knew you and even those who never got the pleasure of meeting you. Keep your girl Lynn and your family close and let them feel your loving presence!

Ashley

January 9, 2007

I LOVE YOU BABY WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL. THINKING ABOUT YOU AND MISSING YOU LIKE ALWAYS. ON THIS ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY GOD BROUGHT US TOGETHER, I CONTINUE TO THANK HIM FOR THE TIME WE HAD TOGETHER. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN FOREVER. THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE ALWAYS HERE FOR US.

ETERNAL LOVE,
LYNN

January 6, 2007

A PART OF AMERICA DIED

Somebody killed a policeman today, and
A part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With his counsel demanding his rights,
While a widowed Mother must work for her kids,
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he’d gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won’t fly at half-mast,
To his name, they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie’s side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died.

anonymous

December 29, 2006

Hey My Baby,
Thank you so much for letting me feel your loving presence today and everyday. I miss you so much and would do anything to have you here with us. But I am so blessed to know that you really never left us for a moment. You are always with us, and you always find a creative way to reassure us of your everlasting love and presence. I still thank God everyday for you. I love you with all my heart and soul, and I cannot wait to see you again. Merry Christmas baby. I LOVE YOU.
Eternal Love from your girl,
Lynn

December 25, 2006

merry christmas terry!
i hope that all you boys are having a blast up in Heaven, but please remember to send some love down to your family and to lynn. you are loved and missed very much here on earth.
love always,
GA jess

December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas from Heaven

I still hear the songs
I still see the lights
I still feel your love
On cold wintery nights

I still share your hopes
and all of your cares
i’ll even remind you
to please say your prayers

I just want to tell you
you still make me proud
you stand head and shoulders
above all the crowd

Keep trying each moment
To stay in His grace
I came here before you
To help set your place

You don’t have to be
perfect all of the time
He forgives you the slip
if you continue the climb

To my family and friends
please be thankful today
i’m still close beside you
in a new special way

I love you all dearly
Now don’t shed a tear
Cause I’m spending my
Christmas with Jesus this year.

Copyright 1990
John Wm. Mooney Jr.

December 25, 2006

I didn't know Terry or any of his family members, but a friend of mine (Ashley) knows Lynn. I pray for all of you to have the strength to understand that you will see Terry again one day. May God ease your pain and grant you with peace.

Renee

December 20, 2006

TERRY,NOT A DAY GOES BY I DONT THINK OF YOU. ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE SHARED PLAYING X-BOX,HANGING OUT, FISHING. NO ONE CAN EVER REPLACE MY BEST FRIEND. YOUR MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME AND I WILL WATCH OVER YOUR SISTERS FOR YOU(ESPECIALLY KAYLAN) AS I KNOW YOU WOULD WANT ME TOO AND I WILL BE HERE FOR YOUR PARENTS AND LYNN ANY WAY I CAN. I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.
YOUR BEST FRIEND JIMMY

SGT JIMMY SANDRIDGE
EBRSO/BEST FRIEND

December 20, 2006

You are still in our thoughts and prayers brother. We continue to pray for your family and you will always be missed.

Officer Brian Biletnikoff
Baton Rouge City Police Department

December 17, 2006

Hey Big Bro,
I can't even express how much i miss you. All those times you wouldn't leave my room cause you wanted to hang out with your little sister, i thank God everyday for. The holidays are hard, well everyday is really. Nothings the same, it feels like somethings missing all the time. I just miss you so much! Watch over us T, till we meet again. I know you're with me, I feel you, thankyou for being such a great big brother. Love you so much!
KK-your little sis

Kaylan Melancon
little sister

December 17, 2006

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