Governor orders flags lowered for Capt. Robert Melton

American flag (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

 TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in honor of Captain Robert Melton who was killed in the line of duty July 19. His funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23 at Children’s Mercy Park.

“Serving his community, Captain Melton made the ultimate sacrifice laying down his life in the line of duty,” said Governor Brownback. “Kansans everywhere mourn his loss, grieve with his family, and pray for his fellow brothers and sisters in blue. Every day they risk their lives to protect ours and we are grateful for their service.”

 

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