Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Captain Melton. Thank you for your service Sir. Rest in Peace

Karen Perrucci
sister of fallen LEO Gary D. Pagano

July 21, 2016

Captain Melton, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

July 21, 2016

An Army vet. Another fallen hero. Rest in Peace

Rob MacGregor
Pembroke Pines Police Explorer

July 21, 2016

Rest in peace brother

None Bobby Milligan

July 21, 2016

Captain Melton rest in peace my brave Brother! You are a warrior and will never be forgotten. We pray for peace for your family, friends and co-workers.

Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 21, 2016

May the Lord give you and your family His Peace. Revelations 6:10-11

Deputy (Retired) Wayne Purcell
Perry County Sheriffs Office

July 21, 2016

Captain Melton, thank you sir for your service. You were murdered at the hands of a ruthless killer. As the killer showed no respect for you or your uniform, I am hoping he pays with his life as well, as soon as he is apprehended and convicted. What a tagedy for your family. All those who hear of your murder should be outraged and demand that justice be served. We will keep your family and Department in our thoughts. Please watch over us as we carry on.

Sergeant William Foley
Chicago Ridge IL PD

July 21, 2016



July 21, 2016

To the Family of Captain Robert D. Melton

Losing someone so close to us is very difficult. May all who are touched from this loss read Revelation 21:3-4. It is comforting to know God will soon remove everything that causes tears of sorrow. Imagine death, pain and suffering being done away with. Only tears of joy when we welcome our loved ones back to a paradise earth. What a joy to experience this promise very soon.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

July 21, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-108 pct

July 21, 2016

I attended KLETC with Captain Dave (then SGT) Melton in 1994. I was having trouble qualifying at the firing range with my department issued Sig Sauer 45 caliber handgun. Dave offered to accompany me during a weekend pass to my parents farm to help me hone my shooting skills. I ended up qualifying thanks to him. We became friends and stayed in touch off and on since graduation. I will remember Dave for his generosity and giving spirit. RIP my friend.

L. Mast Strang, former patrol officer
Salina Police Department

July 21, 2016

R.I.P Brother.

Thank you, Captain Melton, for providing us all with a shining example of a life of sacrifice and community service. Your dedication and loss will never be forgotten by those of us who continue to carry on.

I personally thank your family, on behalf of a grateful Nation, for their terrible sacrifice.

God Bless America

Cpl Joseph Arena
Cherokee Sheriff's Office, Canton GA

July 21, 2016

Captain Melton thank you for your service and may GOD bless you for ll you have done to help others. Our prayers to your family and friends as they go through this time of loss.

Retired Sgt. Charles Carty
Benton, Arkansas Police Dept.

July 21, 2016

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Captain Dave Melton during this difficult time. May you find comfort and support from those around you. May God help heal your aching hearts. Thank you for you service and may you rest ih peace, Captain Dave Melton.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

July 21, 2016

A Prayer for Captain David Melton:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Captain David Melton, of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, was taken from us suddenly and violently in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Captain David Melton, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

"For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOCM, MNACM
Merrimack Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

July 21, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

July 20, 2016

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

July 20, 2016

Captain Melton, thank you for your service to this nation and to the people of Kansas. You proved yourself worthy of the title, HERO. Your murderer proved himself to be a coward on top of being a criminal.

So long as those who know and love you keep you forever in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 20, 2016

I am sorry for your loss to the families, fellow officers, and friends. I will keep you all in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II
Retired Baltimore City Fire Lieut.

July 20, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
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 got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept 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 here,
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 judgment 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

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

July 20, 2016

I don't know how these Military Veterans, who survived the outside enemies, are being brutally killed by these home-grown terrorists. The government and the media are so busy supporting the crooks that our lives, the blue lives are being destroyed everyday for last few weeks. I am tired of seeing this... May god bless Captain Melton's soul. Thank you for your service sir. I salute you.

Police Officer Faysal

July 20, 2016

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

July 20, 2016

Rest in Peace, Captain Dave Melton. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

July 20, 2016

Rest in peace my brother.

Liutenant Robert Merkle
Sharonville PD

July 20, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department

July 20, 2016

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