Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We Grieve For Another Fallen Officer

This afternoon the KCK PD lost Captain Robert Melton to an act of violence.  Not only did Captain Melton serve many years in law enforcement, with the KCKPD and prior to that with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, he was also a member of the Kansas Army National Guard. He had previously been deployed to Afghanistan.

We know that those not in law enforcement cannot feel the pain and hurt that his brother and sister officers are feeling.  On the other hand, those individuals who believe in law and order and who rely on the brave men and women who put their lives on the line daily to protect us, also grieve.

When a member of law enforcement is killed by an act of violence it affects all of us.  Whether it is in Baton Rouge, Dallas, or in this case, right across the county line. 

It has been confirmed that the Shawnee Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will be making a memorial donation as it recently did for Detective Brad Lancaster.  The KC Star is reporting that Captain Melton was a member of the Honor Guard for Detective Lancaster.

Thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and fellow officers.  Thoughts and prayers to those on duty, may they be protected.