Sergeant Michael Foster

Sergeant Michael Foster

New York Municipal Police Force, New York

End of Watch Monday, August 4, 1851

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Michael Foster

Sergeant Michael Foster died of a stab wound he received two days earlier after responding to a dispute in a bar.

He and another sergeant responded to the dispute between a bartender and a group of sailors at a bar at 279 Water Street, in Manhattan. When they arrived, one of the sailors assaulted the other sergeant. When Sergeant Foster came to his aid, he was stabbed by one of the other sailors. He was removed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds two days later.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 2, 1851
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available


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May you RIP Sergeant Foster having made the Supreme Sacrifice for the people of a very young N.Y.C. Even back then there was unlawful shenanigans going on.

Police Officer Chris Smith/Retired 2002

August 4, 2023

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