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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

To KCKPD, the family and friends of Captain Melton, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest well.

Deputy Butler
Johnson County Sheriff's Office

July 28, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Kansas City Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

July 27, 2016

To the family of Captain Robert Dave Melton, may our Lord Jesus give you his peace in your heart. Captain Melton will enter the gates of Heaven for he gave his life in the line of duty.
RIP Robert Dave Melton.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

July 26, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

July 25, 2016

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:

David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 25, 2016

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Quinten Warren, Investigator
Alaska Special Prosecutions, MFCU

July 25, 2016

Rest with God Capt. Melton. Your dedicated service and tragic loss of your life will not be forgotten. Pray they apprehend all involved in this tragic event. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

July 25, 2016

The Saint George Kansas Police Department extends our heartfelt condolences to Captain Melton's family and the Kansas City Kansas Police Department. After attending the funeral and procession it is clear to my officers and I that Captain Melton was a true leader. If all Law Enforcement leaders can strive to be even half the leader Captain Melton was our Country will be better off for it. Rest in peace brother.

Chief Dan Trechter
Saint George Kansas Police Department

July 25, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Captain.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

July 25, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Your service was absolutely wonderful. You will be missed by many. Thank you Captain Melton for your 26 years of service to your community. Thank you for your many years in the National Guard. Rest easy Captain.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks

July 25, 2016

My sincere condolences to Captain Melton's family and friends, as well as his brothers and sisters with the Kansas City Police Department. RIP brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2016

Dearest Captain MELTON, Your spirit lives in the hearts of thousands of people in Law Enforcement. All us former and current members, may it be local, county, state, or Federal grieve with you most beloved family. Heartbreaking has been a tone for us in the field we chose to protect and serve all. The last month has brought us to sorrow as one.
We feel your kind spirit now, Until you greets me at the Lords gates of Heaven, I am certain out Heavenly father has a side entrance for us to gather. Saint Michael will be our guide in cops Heaven.
Sir, Rest dearest brother, you men and women under your command will take care of the streets now.

Detective Mike -Retired.
Chicago P.D

July 24, 2016

Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers for your family and friends. God bless.

Fmr. Juvenile Corrections Officer Ron
Santa Clara Co

July 24, 2016

Thank you for your dedicated service Captain Melton. Tragic loss to loose a well respected 26 year veteran of the force. God bless your family during this hardship.

Class 1 Special Police Off. Ruben Acosta
Paterson Police Department

July 23, 2016

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (ret)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

July 23, 2016

Rest in peace brother

Sgt. David Bailey
Beckley Police Department

July 23, 2016


Agte. Armando Maldonado
Policia de Puerto Rico (SAIC)

July 23, 2016

RIP Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

July 22, 2016

Rest in Peace Captain.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, retired Officer
El Cajon Police Department

July 22, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss

Jacquie Rebel survivor

July 22, 2016

Rest in eternal peace, brother, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Department of Prisons

July 22, 2016

RIP Captain. You gave your life for strangers. There is no greater love.

Patrolman J. Neary

July 22, 2016

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

July 22, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

LT M Tamez

July 22, 2016

To the family of Captain Dave Melton, friends, Chief of Police Terry Zeigler and the Kansas City Police Department.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A. S. Batson
Cherry/O'Berry Hospital Police Department NC

July 21, 2016

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