Remembering those who have fallen...

On July 19, 2016, at 1333 hours, officers were dispatched to 2nd and Edgerton on a shots fired call. A general description of the suspect vehicle was broadcasted and officers located the vehicle a short time later. There was a vehicle pursuit to the area of 15th and Rowland at which time the suspects bailed from the vehicle. One suspect was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of a weapon. The second suspect fled to the area of 22nd and Haskell Avenue where Captain Melton encountered him. Several shots were fired by the suspect at Captain Melton while he was in his vehicle. Captain Melton sustained critical injuries from the gun shots and was transported to KU Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Captain Robert “Dave" Melton is survived by three daughters and one son.