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Captain Robert David Melton

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Reflections for Captain Robert David Melton

Rest in peace Captain Melton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 5, 2021

Today an Overland Park Police Officer was killed in the line of duty while serving and protecting. While this is heartbreaking news I was immediately thrust back to the emotions and thoughts at the time of your murder. You were a man of integrity, honor, and heroism. You were the leader of men and will always be missed. You were the one Sergeant and Captain that I looked up to and aspired to be remotely like. This Kansas City Kansas Police Department is not the same without you. The leadership in the department is extremely poor and non-existent since your passing and the men and woman of this department miss your leadership every day.

KCKPD Officer

May 4, 2020

I found this website completely by accident today. I was out of the area when this happened and a friend called and told me it was just down the road from my house. I was very sad to hear the news especially since it was so close. I was already grateful for his sacrifice but seeing the actual location, his face, and hearing his friends refer to him by “Dave” (my same name) really bring it’s home. As it turns out it’s not even a mile away and I consider it my house he died protecting when I say
“Thank you officer Robert David Melton for protecting us and keeping us safe.”
God Bless you and your family

David Iverson
N 30th St

October 29, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

July 19, 2017

Captain, I heard a portion of the radio call that day and the sound of your officers voices while helping you will forever be clear in my mind. I knew it was an officer down by their tone and urgency. While your fellow officers attended your services, I had the honor of patrolling your streets for them. Standing at the location you were murdered really hit home with me. I still wear the thin blue line wristband your department gave us for helping. As 2016 came to a close, I continued to think about that day despite never meeting you. Rest In Peace sir, we'll take it from here.

K9 Handler Clausius
Olathe KS PD

January 2, 2017

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

September 26, 2016

My deepest sympathy to Captain Melton's family! We lose another Hero to senseless violence!

Lafayette County AR. Sheriff's Office

August 23, 2016

RIP my Brother. God Bless...

Det. Carlos Selvi
Balto. Co. P.D.

August 18, 2016

God's peace and speed Captain Melton. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

August 18, 2016

Rest easy brother, for we now have the watch.

Captain Kevin Clark
Denton County Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Hon. Travis D. Bird
Commonwealth's Attorney - Spotsylvania County, VA

August 11, 2016

Rip Captain Melton. Thank you for your service and job well done. May God be with and comfort your loved ones.

Diane and Bill McCleskey
Police supporters

August 10, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers extend across the miles to our family, both blood and blue. We know your pain and grieve your loss. Though we cannot be with you as you begin the difficult journey ahead, please know we are with you in spirit. A loss to one is a loss to all. We pray that the Lord hold all of you in His hands and grant you peace in your hearts some day.

Captain Melton, your life and service will never be forgotten. "Thank you" will never be enough for the sacrifice you have made. Godspeed Sir.

Erin Gibson-Darrow
Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers' Memorial

August 9, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Moahwk Police Department

August 8, 2016

On behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA, our prayers are with the immediate family of Captain Robert David Melton and the extended law enforcement family of the Kansas City Police Department. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13). Thank you for your service Captain Melton.

Paul Lee (Ret. Capt. Chattanooga PD)
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA

August 2, 2016

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.......

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

August 1, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Dave was killed.

To the Melton family, fellow officers, and all who call Dave beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Captain Melton gave to his community and the citizens of Kansas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 19, 2016.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 31, 2016

R I P brother

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office

July 30, 2016

rest in peace my brother.

retired john dent
hartford ct.police dept

July 30, 2016

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy sheriff Terri VanHouten
Rock County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

July 29, 2016

You are a HERO Sir and you will live forever.

Daniel N. Terrell
7 year ODMP supporter (Civilian)

July 29, 2016

God bless and Godspeed, sir.

Lisa B

July 29, 2016

Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

July 29, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


July 28, 2016

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