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.

Thank you for your service to the citizens of Louisiana Det Melancon, we will pray for you and your family..

SGT(RET)
NJDOC SOG K-9 UNIT

August 12, 2005

To the family and friends of Detective Melancon and his law enforcement family in Baton Rouge: I wanted to extend my sincerest condolences on the loss of Detective Melancon. His brutal murder was such a senseless act that will devastate all those who knew him. I know this family's agony as I too am on the difficult journey as a police survivor. My son Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Dept. was fatally shot this past April during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. Your loss is immeasurable. Please know that our entire family grieves with you and that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. It is tragic that another family has lost their loved one through such a stupid brutal act. I also pray for the recovery of the other injured officers. I am glad that these three victims will not have to wait years for justice. Detective Melancon's valor and bravery will be remembered forever. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Detective Melancon gave to the community of Baton Rouge, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made in the line of duty.
Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater,
Pittsburg P.D. eow 4/24/05

phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer

August 12, 2005

Detective Melancon,

I Cannot thank you enough for a Job well done. You have a big Family in California in law Enforcement and we will all be Praying for your family.

God Bless!!!

Correctional Officer
California Department Of Corrections

August 12, 2005

God Bless, rest in peace.

Darin L. Paul, Special Agent
FBI

August 12, 2005

God bless you and your family and coworkers. Your in our thoughts and prayers. The Rolniak Family eow 2-4-04

August 12, 2005

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Ofc. C. Springer
Frisco Texas PD

August 12, 2005

Having recently lost two Officers to senseless violence--we share your grief and pain in the lost of Detective Terry Melancon.Our condolences and thoughts to the family of Officer Melancon-and the injured Officers.
....."when it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne,we must think of that great family of the heavy-hearted into which our shared grief has given us entrance,and inevitable,you will feel about you,their arms and understanding"...

Officers'of the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office-Winnsboro,Louisiana

Deputy Bettye Mccoy Biddy
Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office-Winnsboro,Louisiana

August 12, 2005

Rest in Peace Brother. We are proud you are one of the Thin Blue Line. It's a thin Blue Line but it's a strong Blue Line. It knows no state boundaries and will not break. Death itself cannot break the tie that forever binds us together. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we remain but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

August 12, 2005

I'm so sad and full of anger knowing that this young man's life ended, due to the hands of a criminal.I know the shock and pain the family's feeling right now.My brother, Sgt.Warren Broussard was a city policemen for Baton Rouge.His life ended on July,21 1988. He was shot in the head and abdomen. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and Baton Rouge city police dept. May God bess you all and keep you safe. Pat Stewart, sister of a special fallen angel.Baton Rouge,La

pat stewart

August 12, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Detective Terry Melancon, his good deeds to his community will always be remembered. May God bless you.

Sgt. Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

August 12, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, August 11, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Detective Terry Melancon who died in the line of duty just yesterday.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Det. Melancon's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

August 12, 2005

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch now.

A Friend
South Carolina

August 11, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Detective Terry Melancon and the Baton Rouge City Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Terry... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman & Pooky- Site Owners
beyond-the-blue

August 11, 2005

Dearly Mr. Melancon

We will alway remember of you and take care your be good man..We have to do think and pray for you and suspect killed.. We will pray for suspect family and your family..Suspect will forgive you and you will forgive him be together in god. Jesus say you and suspect must be friend.. We will be happy you and suspect in heaven and forgive what suspect did it.. We alway know and be happy.. thank you Trooper Michael McCowen

Trooper Michael S.McCowen
Louisiana State Police "G" Base

August 11, 2005

Blue blood has been shed once again and "our family" had lost yet another member, this time a brother. Rest in Peace Terry, and thanks for a job well done. Your work and dedication will never be forgotten. Now you can walk Heaven's beat.




The funeral line was long,
There's an awful lot of cars,
Folks came out of the restaurants,
They came out of the bars.

The workers at the construction sites
All let their hammers drop.
Someone asked." What is this all for?"
And they said, "Aw, just a cop."

Some chuckled at the passing cars.
Some shed a silent tear
Some people said, "It's stupid."
"all these dumb policemen here."

"How come they're not out fightin'
crime?"
"Or in a doughnut shop?"
"Sure is a lot of trouble,
For someone who's just a cop."

They blocked the intersections,
They blocked the interstate.
People yelled and cursed,
"Damn, it's gonna make me late!"

"This is really ridiculous!"
"They're makin' us all stop!"
"It seems they're sure wastin' time,
On someone who's just a cop."

Into the cemetery now,
The slow procession comes,
The woeful Taps are slowly played.
There's loud salutes from guns.

The graveyard workers shake their
heads
"This service is a flop."
"There's lots of good words wasted,
On someone who's just a cop."

Yeah, just a cop to most folks.
Did his duty every day.
Tryin' to protect us,
Till they took his life away.

And when he got to heaven,
St. Peter put him at the top.
An angel asked him, "Who was that?"
And he said, "Aw, just a cop."

Officer John Gonzales
Baton Rouge Police Department

August 11, 2005

MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COWORKERS OF THIS HERO. MAY GOD BLESS YOU MY BROTHER. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL, NOW REST IN PEACE. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE WOUNDED OFFICERS THAT THEY MAY HAVE A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

August 11, 2005

GODSPEED BROTHER,WE'LL CARRY ON THE FIGHT,YOUR TOUR IS COMPLETE REST IN PEACE.

11TH DISTRICT PATROLMAN
CHICAGO PD

August 11, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out to Detective Melancon's family. He gave his life to protect the life of others. His sacrafice will not be forgotten.

May he rest in peace.

Tara, Wife of VBPD Officer
Virginia Beach Police Department

August 11, 2005

REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. I SALUTE YOU. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COWORKERS. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. A TRUE HERO INDEED.

JIM SWEENEY
A FRIEND TO ALL POLICE OFFICERS

August 11, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Terry, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

August 11, 2005

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Baton Rouge City Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Detective Melancon deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a person than the will to give their life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Detective Melancon is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

August 11, 2005

God’s Hero in Blue

He walked life’s lonely path with honor, Lord,
Protecting those you sent his way…
Until, at last, with task well done,
Your call is heard today.
We hear you saying:
“Come, my friend, with me apart…from years of service rest.
You’ve helped the poor, protected all, you’ve passed Life’s every test.
You did not falter, did not fail though weary was your soul
I saw your tears, I felt your fears…I helped you toward your goal.
Beneath that badge there beat a heart, strong, courageous, true…
when duty called, you answered, my hero dressed in blue!
Come, my friend, your reward awaits: the law you did obey.
Faithful through life’s endless storms you showed my people the way.
Your beat is ended; roll call’s done! Now, rest on Heaven’s shore.
The good you did so willingly will remain forever more.”
Thank you; Father, for your great love as we cherish his memory dear
We offer this brave soul to you…be with him ever near.
And when, at last, we hear your call may we each take our place
On Heaven’s shore, eternal home, beneath your kindly gaze.

By: Sister Ann Stamm
Livonia Police Chaplin

Federal Officer
Department of Treasury/US Mint

August 11, 2005

Detective Melancon,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baton Rouge.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

August 11, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Detective Terry Melancon, his good deeds to his community and country will always be remembered. May God bless you.

Chief Ferrell J. Stewart
Cooter, MO Police Department

August 11, 2005

REST IN PEACE, WE WILL CARRY ON THE FIGHT.

CORPORAL D. CORTEZ
SHREVEPORT POLICE DEPT.

August 11, 2005

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