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.

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Shannon
Collins Fire Dept.

August 11, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of the La Habra Police Department we send our thoughts and condolences to the Baton Rouge City Police Department and the family of Detective Melancon. It doesn't matter where we work, when one of our brothers or sisters fall, we all feel the pain and the loss. Rest in peace Detective Melancon. You will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Jeff Baylos
La Habra PD, California

August 11, 2005

It is sad to see another brother in blue die by the hands of a criminal. My thoughts and prayers go out to Detective Melancon's family, friends and co-workers.

Patrolman, Chad Mullen
Hornell City PD, NY

August 11, 2005

Rest easy brother, The watch is ours now

Officer
Atlanta Police

August 11, 2005



Upon the markers of their graves
Our heroes etched in names we save
For all the life they gave with pride
To keep the peace within life's stride

To honor serve and do their best
To keep us safe through any quest
They gave up what was theirs to share
Their spirits shall be always near

No fear within the hearts and minds
To keep us safe within our times
The glory that is ours to see
Those special hearts of bravery

They have walked where no man dare
Their lives in danger with no care
For they have given all they could
For their courage we have stood

In awe of every one who gave
His life for others who they saved
So we will know their contribution
Their firm resolve and resolution

For those they left with hearts so broken
In every whispered word that's spoken
We bow our heads in confirmation
In every word life's revelation

Those who stand within their shoes
Will follow courage as they choose
And give to all the best they had
They carry on with spirits glad

We will know that they walked through
With colors bright and hearts so true
No Island stands alone they say
For heroes they are born this way

Protecting those with loyalty
A glimpse of so much royalty
Within the years of courage bound
These officers have earned their crown

Upon the earth we shall remember
The special goals and all their thunder
That proves a hero came our way
Who left their hearts on earth to stay.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
(c)Copyright November 16, 2004
In Memory of all those lost in the line
of fire with courage, strength and love.

ASST.CHIEF BILL(PUTT)LINDER
E.O.W.
10/10/04

CHIEF BILLY CUREINGTON
WISNER POLICE DEPT. WISNER,LOUISIANA

August 11, 2005

I am so sorry for your loss. God bless all of ya'll, I will keep you in my prayers.

Franklin Parish resident

August 11, 2005

I know what this family is going through i went through the same in 03 may God bless and keep you all

dhicks surving spouse

August 11, 2005

You will always be in our hearts Terry.

Rest in peace brother....

THE POLICEMAN'S LAST ROLL CALL ...

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS. HE
HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING, JUST AS BRIGHTLY AS HIS BRASS. "STEP FORWARD
NOW, POLICEMAN. HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU? HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED THE OTHER
CHEEK? TO MY CHURCH HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"

THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a Saint. I've had to
work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been
violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that
wasn't mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just
got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with
fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept many unmanly tears. I know I
don't deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around
except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me Lord, it needn't be so
grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As
the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward
now, policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's
streets, you've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown



Detective Chris Polito
Baton Rouge Police Department

August 11, 2005

Detective, although none of us knew you personally, our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. May your family and friends find peace knowing where you are now.

You have been re-assigned to a greater beat to walk.

God Speed Sir, may you rest in peace knowing that we will take the watch from here.

ROSS COUNTY OHIO SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
CHILLICOTHE OHIO POLICE DEPARTMENT

August 11, 2005

Simple Performance of Duty

In the simple performance of duty,
he pinned on a badge,
checked his gear with a practiced eye,
and kissed his loved ones good-bye.

In the simple performance of duty,
he reported for work,
joked with his buddies at roll call,
and made his last trip down the squadroom hall.

In the simple performance of duty,
he answered the call
to help the helpless, to find the lost,
no matter the danger or how great the cost.

In the simple performance of duty,
he lay down his life,
for those in peril he tried to save,
our brave friend went to his grave.

In the simple performance of duty,
we honor his deed,
as we carry him to rest in a flag-draped casket,
long after the world has forgotten, we shall never forget.
Never judge or regret, what he did,
In the simple performance of duty.

Author Unknown

Det R.Williams
Baton Rouge Police Dept

August 11, 2005

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!

SGT. DANIEL ABRAHAMSON
OSCEOLA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

August 11, 2005

Reast in peace brother,god bless the love ones you leave behine.

A.Dumas/Watch Commander
Bishop State College Police Dept. Mobile,AL.

August 11, 2005

May God hold you in His arms and craddle you for eternity. Thank you for your services and sacrifice.

Teresa Goss
Co-chair SHaDco Zone 4

August 11, 2005

Today as I walked through our office, I saw the memorial for Det. Melancon and it stopped me in my tracks. As I read it, the hair on the back of my neck stood up and a chill went down my back. It took me back to May 9, 2005 when we also lost one of our own Detectives and a second one was injured.

I offer you my deepest sympathies and know that the coming weeks and months will be difficult for all that surrounded Det. Melancon. You will need each other now, more than ever.

To Terry's family, I know no words can take away the pain you're feeling but try to take some amount of comfort in knowing how much you are supported.

To Terry's family in blue, be strong and take care of each other, especially those involved in the incident itself. My thoughts are with you all.

With much respect,

Det. Sarah Bush
Battle Creek Police Department
Battle Creek, Michigan

Det. Sarah Bush
Battle Creek Police Department

August 11, 2005

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GOT OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOUR SERVICE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU.MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER IN BLUE. GOOD SPEED,WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE.

OFC BREAUX
GONZALES CITY POLICE,LOUISIANA

OFC DAVID BREAUX
GONZALES POLICE

August 11, 2005

I'm sorry to hear about the loss---you will be sadly missed. Rest In Peace Brother.

P/O Brandy Ronquille
Westwego Police Dept.

August 11, 2005

Rest easy my brother in blue. Those of us left will take the watch from here.

Thoughts and prayers are with Det. Melancon's family and the Baton Rouge Police Department during this horrible time.

Corporal
Shreveport Police Dept.

August 11, 2005

Rest in peace our brother, for we have the watch now. To the family members of Det. Melancon and the members of the Baton Rouge PD, know that the entire law enforcement family mourns your loss.

Agent Rich Smith
West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

August 11, 2005

My heart goes out to the family of this fallen HERO. He was out there doing what so many of us would never have the courage to do. He was there to make our community a better place. It is a sad day when thuggs have no consideration for human life.


LAPELS

August 11, 2005

You are a true hero and you will never be forgotten by your entire police family. God bless you and keep you always.

DE
St. Louis City Police

August 11, 2005

Today we mourn the loss of another hero. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Melancon. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service GA

August 11, 2005

God Bless You and Your Service. Thank You For Making The Streets Safer.

P.O. Robert Sagle #2254
Columbus Ohio Division of Police

August 11, 2005

Rest in peace my brother..Your tour of duty is done..Thanks for your dedicated service and we will keep fighting the war..We will pray for you and your family..

Narcotics Detective Wayne Scivicque
Hammond Police Department

August 11, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

August 11, 2005

To all of our brothers in the Baton Rouge police department our prayers are with you.

to our brother rest easy we have the beat now

Deputy Christopher Deist
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff

August 11, 2005

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