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New Hero Search Robert David Melton ("Dave") - Jul. 19, 2016 (29269)

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Kansas City KS Police Dept. Patch
Resided: KS, USA
Born: Sep. 07, 1969  
Fallen: Jul. 19, 2016
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 46 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Kansas City Police Dept. - KS
700 Minnesota Ave  
Kansas, KS   66101   USA
(913)573-6000
County: Wyandotte
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Captain
Sworn Date: 1990
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 1799
On The Job: 26 years
Duties: Assigned to Operations

Bio: Captain Melton was a 1988 graduate of Fairfield High School, Landgon, Kansas and received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Mid America Nazarene University. Dave served in the Kansas Army National Guard as an enlisted soldier from 1986 to 1997. He was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the KSARNG and served as an officer from 1997 until his retirement in 2012. He served in Iraq with the Field Artillery Brigade and Afghanistan with ADT #3 and was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, Army Commendation, Achievement, Iraqi Campaign, Afghanistan Campaign, NATO Afghanistan Service Medals and the Combat Action Badge.

Dave served with the Wyandotte County Sheriff Department from 1990-1999. He joined the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department December 27, 1999. He was promoted Sergeant in 2006, the rank of Captain in 2015 and currently served as Captain in the Bureau of Operations and was a member of the Honor Guard.

Survived by:
Girlfriend - Other
(expecting child)

Children
(3)

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Kansas City, KS   USA   Tue. Jul. 19, 2016
Summary: Captain Dave Melton was shot and killed while searching for an armed subject who had fled from other officers who had responded to a shots fired call at approximately 2:00 pm.

As officers arrived on scene several subjects exited the vehicle they were in and fled on foot. One of the men was apprehended immediately. Officers began searching the area for the other subjects. Captain Melton was fatally shot when he encountered one of the men near the intersection of 22nd Street and Haskell Avenue.

Two subjects were taken into custody and additional subjects remain at large.

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