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Chief of Police James Melvin

Paintsville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, August 26, 1921

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Reflections for Chief of Police James Melvin

Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 26, 2020

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2013

Thank you for your service to our agency and community. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for serving and protecting the community. We will never forget and may you R.I.P.

Captain Jason Arms
Paintsville Police Department

April 2, 2010

Chief Melvin thank you for your service to our agency, community, and all the citizens. RIP.

Police Officer
Paintsville P.D.

July 10, 2006



June 29, 2006

Sir, Thank you for your service.May you rest safe in The Arms of The Lord, knowing you have been remembered.

June 29, 2006

Chief Melvin,
It has taken almost 85 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Paintsville.



June 28, 2006

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