LOCAL AFTERMATH ROUNDUP: KANSAS CITY REAX TO POLICE CAPTAIN KILLED!!!
Thinking about the big picture, some members of our blog community point out that Capt. Robert David Melton of the KCKPD was the 13th law enforcement murdered since the Dallas massacre.
The local incident adds to a tragic toll:
New York Daily News: Dallas, Baton Rouge attacks contribute to 72% increase in firearms-related police deaths in U.S. from last year
And so the news cycle over the past few days directly connects Kansas City to a nationwide assault on police during one of the most divisive epochs in recent history.
Check the links and you decide:
KMBC Reports Presser @ 10:30 Today: News conference planned to talk about police captain's slaying
KCTV5: Suspected killer of KCK police captain in custody
Fox4KC: With motivation unknown, some wonder if killing of KCK police captain tied to distrust of police
Channel 9: Friend of slain KCK police captain: 'This violence has got to stop'
Newspaper Reports On The Internets: Social media reflect the grief, anger and frustration over death of KCK police officer
WDAF: Royals honor life of KCK police captain with moment of silence before Tuesday’s game
KMBC: Police captain's slaying brings outpouring of emotions, gifts
A candlelight vigil for Capt. Melton will begin at 8 p.m. at City Hall at 701 N. Seventh St. in Kansas City, Kan.
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