Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gregory Philip Foster

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, January 27, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Gregory Philip Foster

rest in peace. you definitely went above and beyond the call of duty. viet nam and then nypd, many have done neither, if anything at all. you and po laurie definitely made a difference in what the lower east side is today. as far as i know the corner of ave b and e 11 street, the corner of your killing still has no honorary sign affixed to a lampost. there are so many in this day and age throughout nyc why not esp for this the ultimate inn a horrendous act.

robert dowling -administrative associate
nypd = retired

July 24, 2018

I was honored to be at service for dedication of silver star for a true American hero may officer Foster rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers also go out to officer Laurie's family.

Stokes family
Retired nypd

June 23, 2018

I did not know either of these brave officers personally. However, Greg Foster served in the same Marine Corps battalion as did I -- 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines (Regiment). I served with Echo Company, Foster with Golf Company. We never met, but we share a bond as brother Marines. Greg Foster was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart medals for bravery-in-action and wound received. From all accounts, he was a hell of a Marine; I'm certain he was also a hell of a cop. May both Foster and Laurie rest in peace.

E. Michael Helms
2/18/2018

E. Michael Helms
Former USMC.

February 18, 2018

I did not know either of these brave officers personally. However, Greg Foster served in the same Marine Corps battalion as did I -- 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines (Regiment). I served with Echo Company, Foster with Golf Company. We never met, but we share a bond as brother Marines. Greg Foster was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart medals for bravery-in-action and wound received. From all accounts, he was a hell of a Marine; I'm certain he was also a hell of a cop. May both Foster and Laurie rest in peace.

E. Michael Helms
Former USMC.

February 18, 2018

Happy 46th year in Heaven my brother. Thanking you again for your service and sacrifice to all of us here on earth. Continue to rest well in perpetual peace. God bless your family and keep them safe always. Until we all meet.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 28, 2018

Semper Fi Brother

SDS Mark McCormack
NYPD Retired

January 27, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

January 27, 2018

Greg and Rocco
You guys will always be remembered. I make it a point to talk about you guys when I teach my Domestic Terrorism classes. You guys were the best and your service to your country and your city will always be appreciated. You are and will always be great examples of what Americans should all be.

James Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (RET)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno) and Nevada DPS

February 28, 2017

Continue to rest in eternal peace my brother. You are always remembered by your brothers and sisters of the N.Y.P.D.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

January 27, 2017

Thank you for serving in our military and police force. My condolences to your family and friends. RIP Hero

John Haseltine - Civilian

June 17, 2016

There must be mandatory capital punishment for cop killers. The police are the thin line between civilization and anarchy, so we must treat this crime with the level of seriousness that it deserves.

PO David F. Podesta (Ret)
Port Auth. of NY & NJ PD

February 15, 2016

Always Remembered. We pray for you and your family

Ed
NYPD

February 13, 2016

I will never forget as a young man seeing a movie about you and Officer Laurie. It still brings tears to my eyes. Rest well Officer Foster, we won't forget you.

Captain "Irish Mike" McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

January 27, 2016

Greg,

I still remember all the tours we worked as trainees in BCI, and can't imagine it's been this long, since you were executed in cold blood. I was on patrol in the 32 that night, and will never forget the radio transmissions.

I remember seeing you about a week before you were shot. We met in front of the old academy on 20th street. You were talking about the 9th and hoping to get to Queens so you could be closer to your wife and the baby. I pray for you often. God Bless and.

Retired Detective John Enders
NYPD

Detective John Enders
NYPD

December 5, 2015

I was a young lad living in Florida when this dastardly crime was committed. Because of your life examples, I took up the challenge of every day law enforcement serving with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office beginning in 1978 through 2010. My friend and Lieutenant ( Black American ) Bo Harrison, was also assassinated by a black male thug. Bo had also served with the 173rd Airborne in VN in 67-68. Bo was slain 30 days before his 30 year retirement EOW 6-1-2003, 0200hours. As long as I am alive you men will never be forgotten. I thank each of you for the good you respective lives represent.

Lieutenant H.F. Copper. 161
Pasco County Sheriff' Office

January 15, 2015

I remember,as a child,watching the Foster & Laurie movie that told the story of two cops;black and white, and how they were so viciously and violently gunned down by a group of hate-filled,malicious,and cowardly excuses of men. It had saddened me to see two good men lose their lives in such a violent and needless way. Two men that had been blessed to find their way back from a terrible war unjustly lost theif lives on the streets they had sworn to serve and protect. Recently,while at the town's library I saw the book written by Al Silverman that covered the lives of these two brave men. Reading Foster and Laurie as an adult brought back the feelings of sadness and anger I had felt as a child,even more so. As an adult I now saw these men as children,brothers,soldiers,friends,husbands,a father,and as just extremely caring individuals. RIP,Foster & Laurie. My heart goes out to this family some 40 years later. May God bless you! may we rest assured that those cowards may have gotten away with serving justice here on earth but not in the Afterlife!!!

Lisa M. Erkins

January 29, 2013

God bless you Brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Officer J. Craven
Silver Spring Township (PA) Police Dept.

June 4, 2012

Hero's may fall but shall never be forgotten. RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 31, 2012

Your bother my husband Joseph just went to your memoral he was very touched and moved by how many people stll rember and were touched by youe life. You are forever in his heart.

Cathy Foster
sistern-law

January 29, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. and the death of your good friend and partner. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your fellow Marine so I bid you semper fi.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 27, 2012

Officer Foster my thoughts and prayers to you and Officer Laurie. Never be forgotten. NYPD Kevin Lee shares this day with you EOW 1/27/06. God Bless

Catherine Lee
Mother

January 27, 2012

Dear Greg,
Vic Grillo and I have stayed friends over all these years and we speak of you and Rocco often. You will always be missed by your brothers and sisters in Blue.
Gary

Gary Gorman, Retired Police Officer
NYPD 23 Pct, TPF, ESU

July 28, 2011

Not a day goes by that I don't think & pray for you Greg. Be at peace forever.

Beverly C. Foster Wilson
older sister

May 15, 2011

Greg-

39 years and your sacrifice lives on. I remember standing in uniform outside St Pats and later in Staten Island at Rocco's funeral. Two Marines-cops and good men gone much too soon.

May your family find some comfort in knowing that your memory lives on with those who served.
RIP Brother in Blue

TPF/SCU

January 27, 2011

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know he is not forgotten, and that we have relentlessly persued those involved.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

September 9, 2009

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