2016 News Releases

AG Derek Schmidt statement on the death of KCK Police Captain Robert Melton

Release Date: Jul 19, 2016

TOPEKA - (July 19, 2016) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on today's line-of-duty death of KCK Police Department Captain Robert Melton:

"For the second time in only 10 short weeks, our hearts are broken by the ultimate sacrifice of a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all in the law enforcement community and share in Kansas City's sorrow. My prayers and deepest sympathies remain with the men and women of the KCK Police Department, with all officers who protect and serve with honor, and with the family and friends of Captain Melton."

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