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Police Officer Melissa M. Foster | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Police Officer

Melissa M. Foster

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, December 4, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 2145

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 13 years

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Officer Foster was killed in an automobile accident when her patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle that crossed the center line on Gender Road. The vehicle was being driven by a suspected drunk driver.

At approximately 0130 hours, Officer Foster was responding to a non-emergency call involving a prowler and was following another patrol car. When the other vehicle crossed the center line, the first patrol car swerved to avoid a collision. However, Officer Foster was unable to take evasive action and her patrol car was struck. She was flown to Grant Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries a short time later.

The driver of the vehicle that struck her patrol car was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide. The suspect had a previous conviction of involuntary manslaughter from 1997. On August 9, 2005, the suspect was sentenced to 13 years in prison and the life time suspension of his driver's license.

Officer Foster had served with the Columbus Division of Police for 7 years. She is survived by her two children.

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Hey Mel just a quick hello and we love and miss you very much

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August 25, 2016


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