Officer Terry Eugene Foster

Officer Terry Eugene Foster

Independence Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, March 17, 2001

Terry Eugene Foster

Officer Terry Foster was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

An elderly couple had called police to report their grown son was threatening them and acting violent. When officers arrived, the suspect locked himself in an upstairs bedroom. After talking with the suspect, the officers forced the hallway door open and began to check a bedroom when the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Foster in the head and chest several times. Other officers dragged Officer Foster out of the home and held their positions when an explosion ripped through the bedroom, completely engulfing the house. The suspect's body was later found inside.

Officer Foster had been employed with the Independence Police Department for 32 years, and was only three weeks from retirement.

He is survived by his wife of one year and several adult children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Terry was my cousin an my reflection of him was what an animal lover he was. My Dad an his Dad had pontoon boats docked together at smithville lake in the late 1980's an my ex husband an I wenr to the boat to do some night fishing. Terry was there on his dads boat. I caught a no keeper bass an it fell off the hook so I gently with my bare foot pushed it off into the water. Terry got a little angry with me for not picking it up but to make a long story short at the crime scene when the house burned to the ground there was a dog an a fish tank full of fish that were unharmed. Terry was theyre guardian angel. RIP Terry. Love you!

Kim Turner

October 16, 2017

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