Yesterday's killing of Capt. Robert D. Melton, 46, of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department was a casualty of the job, Chief Terry Zeigler said at a press conference this morning.
The killing was not an ambush, he said, addressing concern that his city would become the latest site of targeted violence against law enforcement.
"This crime does not fall into the national narrative of planned attacks against police officers," the chief said in his prepared remarks.
But he pleaded for an end to the vitriol and violence.