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Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson shares strong statement following shooting death of police officer

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Watson was born in Kansas City, Kansas.

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A Kansas City, Kansas police officer was killed on Tuesday while pursuing suspects in a drive-by shooting. Captain Robert Melton is the 31st law enforcement officer to have been shot to death on duty in 2016, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. Kansas City Mayor Mark Holland shared the following statement today.

Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson, born and raised in Kansas City, offered these thoughts after the tragic news.

Captain Robert Melton was 46 years old.