Detective Albert Alex Foster

Detective Albert Alex Foster

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1936

Albert Alex Foster

Detective Foster was killed in an automobile accident while en route to extradite a man wanted on murder and fugitive from justice charges. He was traveling with officers from two other agencies at the time of the accident. The officers were traveling Southbound on Highway 41, in Coffee County, Tennessee when Detective Foster's car was struck head on by a coal truck. Detective Foster was pronounced dead at the scene. The other officers and prosecutor were injured and taken to Nashville General Hospital for treatment.

Detective Foster had served with the Nashville Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010

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