Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 32 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Committed suicide
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.