Remembering Capt. Dave Melton

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Dave Melton

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Friends and family, strangers and supporters are taking their seats at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday morning to honor police Capt. Dave Melton, killed July 19 when a suspect opened fire on him as he tried to avoid arrest.

Capt. Melton has three children, including one adult daughter, another young daughter and a son. His girlfriend is pregnant with his fourth child.

Capt. Melton had recently led the funeral arrangements for Kansas City, Kan., police detective Brad Lancaster, 39, killed while responding to a call of a suspicious person near Hollywood Casino on May 9.

After Melton’s funeral Saturday morning, there will be a burial service at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Click here to be a part of the funeral service via our livestream.

Capt. Melton's funeral at Sporting Park.
Capt. Melton’s funeral at Sporting Park.


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