Officer Terry Eugene Foster

Officer Terry Eugene Foster

Independence Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, March 17, 2001

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Terry Eugene Foster

Officer Terry Foster was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

An elderly couple had called police to report their grown son was threatening them and acting violent. When officers arrived, the suspect locked himself in an upstairs bedroom. After talking with the suspect, the officers forced the hallway door open and began to check a bedroom when the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Foster in the head and chest several times. Other officers dragged Officer Foster out of the home and held their positions when an explosion ripped through the bedroom, completely engulfing the house. The suspect's body was later found inside.

Officer Foster had been employed with the Independence Police Department for 32 years, and was only three weeks from retirement.

He is survived by his wife of one year and several adult children.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

domestic

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I’m sorry we lost you Terry. I was there that night in an AMR Ambulance waiting for you to calm the subject down like you had numerous other times and I just wish it had gone very different then it did. I never knew you in life but in my dreams were very good friends.

Matthew Reeder
American Medical Response EMT

April 18, 2022

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