Services set for slain Kansas officer

Captain Robert Melton

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Funeral services have been scheduled for a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer killed in the line of duty.

Capt. Robert Melton was shot and killed Tuesday while looking for suspects in an earlier drive-by shooting. Two suspects are in custody but formal charges haven’t been filed.

The police department said Wednesday in a release that visitation for Melton is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the city’s civic center. His funeral is Saturday morning at Children’s Mercy Park.

The department says Melton will be buried immediately after the service at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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