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Trooper Werner Foerster | New Jersey State Police, New Jersey New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Trooper

Werner Foerster

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 2, 1973
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Werner Foerster
Although it's been over 30 years since you've been gone, you're not forgotten. I still have vivid memories of you from childhood and teen years and remember you as though it's been yesterday. Going to Niagra Falls with you, learning the twist from you, you teaching me to skateboard and calling out encouraging words when I attempted my first run down the drive, visiting you and Rosel at your apartment after you left home and got married......are all wonderful memories. I thought the saddest of days must have been when the letter arrived that you were killed, but I was wrong. The last Good-bye at the funeral home was the saddest. I knew I would never see you again, never hear your voice, never have you hug me again. When we went to have you laid in the ground, I thought my heart would break. The ache inside of me hurt like nothing I've experienced before. They say time heals all wounds, but it doesn't take away the pain of missing you. It's been over 30 years and I still miss you.......still love you.........and still wish I could talk with you. But all I can do is remember you. I don't see Eric anymore, but I did see him graduate high school and he was a fine young man. He was tall and well built and as handsome as you are. I wish you had the opportunity to see him grow up. Rosel missed you too.......ALOT. She had your picture and memorial flag displayed on the mantle for years and years after you were gone. I remember visiting you at the apartment in Edison and her sitting on your lap with her arms around you and I knew she loved you........which made me less sad that you had to move out when you got married. (Smiling). You're life never should have been cut short at such a young age. The sacrifice you made as a law enforcement officer is not forgotten. Werner........you'll never be forgotten by me. My boys know all about you.....they heard the stories for years and they talk as though they've personally met you. It's sad that they never got to meet their Onkel Werner in person. I had three sons, and guess what? They have all gone into law with two in Law enforcement......a real tribute to your influence on them.....they've been told the stories. And Ryan, my second son, was given his middle name after your son. You may have left us over 30 years ago, but your memory lives on and your stories have influenced your nephews. I'm sending this to you on the wings of an angel......and know that I love you and will forever miss you. Deine Kleine Petra

Posted by Petra von Ansbach (2006-01-18 18:02:01)

Petra von Ansbach, RN
February 5, 2006

THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT A DON'T HAVE THE IMAGE OF THIS ANIMAL NOT ONLY IN MIND BY ALSO ON MY MY VEHICLES DASHBOARD. REST IN PEACE TROOPER. YOUR WATCH HAS ENDED. I PROMISE YOU SHE WILL BE BROUGH TO JUSTICE.

FORMER P.O. WALTER M.ZULINSKI
HUDSON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
December 30, 2005

I remember this like it was yesterday...a million bucks for this piece of trash might do it...the Thin Blue Line is hoping it will..RIP Brother

Sgt. (Ret)
Camden County Major Crimes
December 20, 2005

The day is finally here when you will be honored by the state of New Jersey for your sacrifice. After 30 years, the stretch of road over the NJ Turpike where you were brutally murdered will be dedicated and named after you.

We still patiently wait until the day when all of those responsible for your death see justice. Until that day, you are in the thoughts and prayers of everyone in New Jersey and the rest of the country.


April 28, 2005

DAY IS DONE,
GONE THE SUN,
FROM THE HILLS, FROM THE LAKE, FROM THE SKIES.
ALL IS WELL, SAFELY REST,
GOD IS NIGH.

GO TO SLEEP, PEACEFUL SLEEP,
MAY THE SOLDIER OR SAILOR, GOD KEEP.
ON THE LAND OR THE DEEP,
SAFE IN SLEEP.

LOVE, GOOD NIGHT,
MUST THOU GO,
WHEN THE DAY, AND THE NIGHT NEED THEE SO?
ALL IS WELL. SPEEDETH ALL
TO THEIR REST.

FADES THE LIGHT;
AND AFAR
GOETH DAY, AND THE STARS SHINETH BRIGHT,
FARE THEE WELL; DAY IS GONE,
NIGHT IS ON.

THANKS AND PRAISE,
FOR OUR DAYS,
'NEATH THE SUN, 'NEATH THE STARS, 'NEATH THE SKY,
AS WE GO, THIS WE KNOW,
GOD IS NIGH.

A Brother In Blue

Detective Troy S. Pilivi
Box Elder Narcotics Strike Force (Utah)
October 20, 2004

you are still loved and missed by those who knew you. you and the sacrifice you made will never be forgotten.

anonymous
July 2, 2004

May you Rest in Peace


June 7, 2004

You will never be forgotten!

Anonymous
December 27, 2003

Rest in peace brother.......May those brutal criminals responsible for these murders of the "best of the best" be brought to justice and damned to hell!

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

Here it is 29 years later and I can remember the day of May 2, 1973, lke it was yesterday. I was only 6 years old and I didn`t live far from the shooting.I was very sad when I heard that Trooper Werner Foerster was killed by a woman and extremely upset when she escaped from prison and hasn`t yet been caught. I am now 35 years old and travel the turnpike everyday to go to my assigned area and always think on what happened to Trooper Foerster and his family that day. Restin Peace brother and because of you I followed your footsteps in law enforcement, As long as I live I will never forget that you gave your life for the people of the State of New Jersey.

INV. J. Iko
M.C.S.D.

 
 

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