Sergeant Michael Foster

Sergeant Michael Foster

New York Municipal Police Force, New York

End of Watch Monday, August 4, 1851

Michael Foster

Sergeant Michael Foster died of a stab wound he received two days earlier after responding to a dispute in a bar.

He and another sergeant responded to the dispute between a bartender and a group of sailors at a bar at 279 Water Street, in Manhattan. When they arrived, one of the sailors assaulted the other sergeant. When Sergeant Foster came to his aid, he was stabbed by one of the other sailors. He was removed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds two days later.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 2, 1851
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available


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RIP, Sgt. Foster. You are not forgotten and thank you for your service.

Police Officer-retired
New York Police Department

August 4, 2017

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