Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Deputy Sheriff Dean Foster was shot and killed after responding to a call of suspicious activity at a gas station near the intersection of Saginaw Highway and Thomas L Parkway. in Delta Township. When he arrived he interrupted a robbery in progress. The suspects opened fire, fatally wounding him and the 27-year-old station attendant.
Minutes later Police Officer Gerald E. Rosa of the Battle Creek City Police Department was struck and killed by an automobile while manning a roadblock in search of the suspects.
The suspects were apprehended in New York and returned to Michigan. One was convicted of Deputy Foster's murder and sentenced to life. The other suspect was convicted of the attendant's murder and sentenced to life.
Deputy Foster had served with the Eaton County Sheriff's Office for 11 months and had previously served with the Grand Ledge Police Department. He was survived by his wife.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Gerald E. Rosa