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.