Sporting Kansas City honors Captain Melton during game

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jul 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-24 18:04:07-04

Sporting Kansas City players honored Kansas City Kansas Police Captain Robert “Dave” Melton at their game against Seattle on Sunday. 

Players wore a special patch that looked like a KCK police badge with a mourning band on their jerseys for the game. On Saturday, Captain Melton was laid to rest and hundreds filled Children's Mercy Park (where Sporting KC plays) to pay their respects at his funeral.

According to the Sporting KC Twitter account, the jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit Captain Melton’s family. Forty percent of the proceeds from the 4-3-3 Raffle conducted by The Victory Project during Sunday’s game will also go to the family.

Jerseys start at $100 and you can bid on them, here.

There was also a moment of silence before the game to remember Captain Melton.




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