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.

To my sweet brother Terry. Not a second goes by when I dont think of you and your bravery. Proud seems like an understatement. There is a whole in my heart that I must learn to live with now, but the assurance that it will be filled again keeps me going. You made it, all you ever worked for as a servant has paid off! See you on the other side.

Terry's sister Kaylan

October 20, 2005

Thank you for your service. Having lost my son in the line of duty, I can sympathize with your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you, asking God to give you comfort & strength.

Brenda Lucas, Mother of fallen officer
Anthony D. Lucas, French Camp, MS, Police Chief, EOW – February 4, 2005

October 6, 2005


Thank you for the time we spent together. I am a better person today for knowing you. You will always be in my heart. Take care brother and I will see you on the other side. God Bless you and your family.

Cpl. Ken Camallo

October 5, 2005

Just the day before Terry was gunned down my dad, in East Tennessee, was gunned down by an escapee and his wife. I am broken inside as your family knows first hand. I am reading through to somehow ease my pain. I pray that God will comfort your pain in the coming days. My prayers are with you...

daughter of Fallen Corrections Officer

September 20, 2005

It is never easy to hear of an officer that has given his life to serve his community. You and your family will not be forgotten. Gob Bless You and your Family and Thank You for your service.

Cousin of Officer Larry Cantrell and Nephew of Charles Cantrell E/O/W 07/31/2005

Gary Cochran
Dallas, TX

September 8, 2005

While it is no consolation for your loss, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Detective Melancon.

While no member of our agency had the privilege to have known him personally, we are certain that he has found a place in heaven through his selfless service to those he swore to protect.

Rest in peace officer; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Medicine Lodge Police Department
Medicine Lodge, KS

September 7, 2005

This is a very brave man. I hope that the members of the community which he served truly appreciated his commitment and sacrifice to their safety. Every coworker and family member can be most proud to know that the actions of Detective Melancon were a true testament of his character. I salute you for your bravery. May you rest in peace in a special place. May your bravery, commitment and sacrifice never be forgotten! AC

Pennsylvania State Police

September 5, 2005

My classmate, my brother, my brave friend... We had a great time in Basic Narcotics Investigations class, even though the class was mentally challenging. But that never stopped your focus and motivation on learning and listening what the instructors had to say. During the class we became workout partners and you gave me good pointers. Even today my muscle still hurts. But what hurts me the most is the day I called your office to see how you were doing down in Louisiana and a Detective told me you were no longer in the office, but was killed in the line of duty. Even as I write this, a tear runs down my face. I was so surprised to hear you were no longer with us. You are truly a brave guardian. To the Melancon family and the Baton Rouge Police Department, I salute you and I am sorry for your lost. Terry was a great guy.

Terry, you can now relax in heaven and we will continue to answer the calls against evil. We will see each other again my friend. Rest In Peace.

Officer Medina
Duluth Police Department

Ofc. Medina
Duluth Police Department, Georgia

September 2, 2005

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and your department. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May they never forget your faithful service to your community and department and the brave HERO that you were. To the family, friends and co-workers, our heartfelt prayers and sympathies are with you. May God be with you all during this very sorrowful time. Words will never compensate the loss you have suffered. We pray that He now gives you all strength in your time of need. May you find peace in the thought, that we as friends, take this time to lift you up in prayer.

For your act of unselfish bravery and courage Officer Melancon, we salute you. Blessed are the peacekeepers.

Denise & Erin Hunter, Widow and Daughter
Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter, Grand Prairie, TX Police Dept., EOW 6-18-04

August 30, 2005

It breaks my heart to learn of yet another young hero taken from his family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Jo Ann Lasater
Wife of Officer Larry Lasater EOW 4/24/05

August 26, 2005

Detective Melancon, you have served your community and state with honor and dignity. We will carry on from here. To the family of Detective Melancon you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Please remember that you all are now part of a much larger family. To the men and women of the Baton Rouge City Police Department hold your heads high as you carry on and may you all stay safe. Rest in Peace Brother

Detective First Grade Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Washington D.C./Homicide Branch

August 24, 2005

May You Rest in Peace, and may God Bless Your Soul

RetPaState Narcotics Agent II DiMiceli
Pa Office Of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations

August 23, 2005

No words could describe how it felt to stand among so many friends as we gathered to honor our fallen hero and friend, Terry Melancon. He touched so many of our lives and he will be truly missed.

And though our hearts are saddened, we find strength in knowing that when we all gather again for that big roll call in heaven, Terry will be there waiting for us with that ever present smile.

Thanks for a job well done my friend, for we will never forget you. And watch over all of us till we meet again.

Officer Chris Perkins
Baton Rouge Police Department

August 23, 2005

Rest in peace Terry.
We will never forget.

I am my brothers keeper.

God's speed!

Detective Chris Stewart

August 21, 2005

It is always so hard to have to say goodbye. May you rest in peace Terry. It's even clearer now how tight I should hug my husband before he leaves for duty.

BRPD Wife, Daughter of CPSO Detective

August 20, 2005

The men and women of the Mahomet Police Department extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Det. Melancon.

Thank you for your service. God bless you.

Rest in peace Sir!

Mahomet, IL Police Dept.

August 19, 2005

I will miss my sweet and witty friend Terry Melancon so much! He was such a fabulous person! "T" was a shining light to everyone he came in contact with and is now basking in the light of Heaven. Terry will continue to help reflect God's light to all of us and I am so glad he is still serving and protecting us all! Dedication plus kindness equals Terry Lee Melancon. God Bless all those police officers who continue to keep our community safe! Thank you for everything you do!

From: Donna Vicari Borne, Teacher

Donna Vicari Borne
Friend - Prairieville, LA

August 19, 2005

My family and I send our deepest condolences to your family, we have you in our prayers Det. Melancon and will never forget the ultimate sacrifice that you have made for our community.

Reserve Ofc. P. Ampuero
Denham Springs Police Dept.

August 17, 2005

Det. Melancon, your sacrifice will not be in vain. Because of you, measures will be taken to ensure that history will not repeat itself. Thank you for your dedication on the War on Drugs. Because of you, one more drug dealer is off the streets, FOR GOOD.

May the Lord bless thee and keep thee, May he shine his light upon thee and give thee peace.

Det. Malancon, 10-25 Heaven 1, 10-42.

Ptn. Brad Keiser
Berkeley PD, MO

August 17, 2005

My thoughts are with the Baton Rouge City Police Department and the family of Detective Melancon. He will not be forgotten!

An LEO wife

August 17, 2005

Brother you did your time on the dark streets of hell, now its time to walk the beat in heaven. God Bless you and your family, we will take it from here.

Ofcr Thomas Andreas
Los Angeles Police Dept/Rampart Div

August 17, 2005

Terry, you were one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will truly never be forgotten. God bless you for your bravery and dedication!

Det. Mark Canning
Baton Rouge Police Dept.

August 16, 2005

I am so lucky to have gotten the chance to know Terry (even if he did hit my car on accident!) Not only was he a great friend... but he loved his job, and he died doing what he loved the most. Everytime we would go out he would always talk about his job. He would say, "Am I boring you?" and I would always reply, "no." even if he was because I could look in his eyes and see that glow. You will be missed by many. Ask God and his angles to watch over us. WE LOVE YOU AND WE MISS YOU DETECTIVE MELANCON!!

Lauren Altazin (friend)

August 16, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Baton Rouge P.D

Fallen but never forgotten.

Bryan Laurie son of fallen Officer
Nathan Laurie EOW 7-29-04

August 16, 2005

Your family, friends and co-workers will be in our prayers. God bless you, your a true hero that gave all.

Alicia Larkins
Wife of Trooper Todd Larkins
E.O.W. 07-08-05

August 16, 2005

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