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Corporal Theodore Joseph Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota

Corporal

Theodore Joseph "Ted" Foss

Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota

End of Watch: Thursday, August 31, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 27

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Corporal Ted Foss was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while conducting a traffic stop on I-90 in Rochester, Minnesota.

The truck driver was subsequently charged with eight misdemeanor counts, including reckless and inattentive driving.

Corporal Foss had served with the Minnesota State Patrol for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, 2-year-old daughter, and 5-year-old son.

The section of roadway where Corporal Foss was struck was renamed the State Trooper Theodore 'Ted' Foss Memorial Highway. Shortly thereafter the Minnesota Legislature passed the Ted Foss Move Over Law which requires vehicles to move to the middle or far lane when passing an emergency or construction vehicle stopped on the roadway.

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Corporal Foss - The ultimate sacrifice you made and having your story shared over and over has probably saved many lives of first responders all over MN. Thank you. Your legacy lives on. RIP.

Judy - Fire Chief
IGHFD
September 1, 2016

 

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