Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Theodore Joseph "Ted" Foss

Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, August 31, 2000

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Reflections for Corporal Theodore Joseph "Ted" Foss

On Monday May 15, 2023, I was given the honor to stand guard at the Minnesota Peace Officer Memorial, toll the bell, and recognize Corporal Foss. The memory of Corporal Foss lives on by saving countless lives of first responders. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.

To the family of Corporal Foss, my sincere condolences. I pray you can find comfort in knowing the legacy and impact your husband/father/son has had on law enforcement families in Minnesota.

Commander Jonathan Wetternach
Maple Grove Police Department

May 16, 2023

My daughter and I sat on CPL Foss’ bench in St. Charles this morning and looked him up, rest assured his death and sacrifices to and for our community are not forgotten!


July 20, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 31, 2020

Cpl. Foss,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Minnesota. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 31, 2020

Corporal Foss, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2019

Corporal Foss - The ultimate sacrifice you made and having your story shared over and over has probably saved many lives of first responders all over MN. Thank you. Your legacy lives on. RIP.

Judy - Fire Chief

September 1, 2016

As a former police officer I frequent this site to remember the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Trooper Foss will always be remembered in my household. God bless the Foss family. Please know that everyday citizens do're constantly in my prayers.

Dave Johnson
Former Clearwater Police Officer (FLA)

July 22, 2016

Remembering you and missing you,Ted.

Christine Foss
Ted's sister

July 7, 2016

15 years ago I lost you. Time hasn't made the hurt I feel go away, I continue to keep your name and memory alive, by promoting the "Ted Foss Move Over Law". So many people come forward and express such respect and dignity in your honor, it is a reflection of the man and trooper you were. You are forever in my heart... Love, Mom

Ted's Mom

August 29, 2015

It's been 15 years since we lost you...I miss you like it was yesterday. It's bittersweet to take part in all the events that people work so hard to plan and hold to make sure your memory is always kept alive. The dignity and respect that is shown, is a reflection of the man and trooper you were. You would be so humbled. My life was forever changed the day we lost you, I will always miss you as I remember the life you lived. Love, Ramona

Ted's Sister

August 29, 2015

RIP Trooper Ted Foster, I live in Anoka and I am sorry for your loss all of Teds family

Police Explorer Greg Antigua
Anoka Police, MN

August 27, 2015

You are never far from our thoughts. We miss you, and the tears still flow, when we think of you and remember the times when we were you share those times with dad and your brothers Paul and Eric. As long as we have memories, you will always be in our hearts. We remember you everyday, and especially on August 31...the day our lives were forever changed when you left. You are forever in our hearts and missed so very much...Love to you, Ted...

Mom, and Ted's Sisters and brother

August 26, 2014

Today is your birthday, and just like everyday, I think about you. We miss you and the life you gave to our family. Your life and death have made a difference in so many lives and so many honor you and the contribution your life made in theirs. The "Ted Foss Move Over Law" is the duty of all drivers in your honor, and for every public servant who works our roadways and gives their time unconditionally. You are so missed and thought of so often, remembered today, as we honor the day you were born to us, reflect on your beautiful life, and mourn the day you left us...Forever in our hearts....Love to you...

Mom, and Ted's Sisters and brother

January 20, 2014

Ted you are missed so very much. But now you are with your dad, brothers, Paul and Eric.
You are forever in my heart.
Love, mom

Ted's Mother

September 7, 2013

Ted, I think of you so very often, all of the life you were cheated out of. Watching your children grow up to be adults, maybe marry and maybe even have some grandchildren for you to spoil. As do I with my grandchildren. :)
It's been 13 years, but it still seems like only just yesterday when my good friend Doug Klatt (Goodhue Co. Deputy) stopped into my office to give me the grave news. We both cried, as he knew Ted also.

We will Remember, that horrible day August 31,2000 that changed the lives for so many forever.

Please, "Move Over for Ted"..
SP27 Missed...

Love your sister, Theron

Ted's sister,Theron

September 4, 2013

My Dearest Ted,
Today is your birthday, and like every single day that has passed since the accident I am thinking of you & missing you so much! I take comfort knowing you are in the arms of God and with your dad and brothers on your brithday and I know we will meet again someday. Until then happy birthday my dear.
All my love,

Shirley Foss
Ted's mother

January 20, 2013

Ted will always be fondly remembered, & missed by his, mom, five sister's, one brother, children, wife, niece's, nephew's, uncle's, aunt's, cousin's, friend's, & co-worker's.
"Move Over for emergency vehicles, or any vehicle stopped along the road."
Be kind, fare, honest, & above all save.
We will Remember...

Ted's Sister

October 5, 2012

Ted is and will always be remembered, & missed by his family: Mom, 5 sisters, 1 brother, 2 children, wife, aunt's, uncle's, cousin's, other relative's, co-worker's and friend's.

Remember, "Move Over for emergency vehicle's, or any vehicle stopped along the road." Also remember driving is a privilege, not a right.

Be fare, kind, honest, and above all save.

Ted's sister

October 5, 2012

Corporal Foss,

I think about you every time I see a law enforcement officer stopped on the side of the road. While I didn't know you personally, my dad is a MN State Trooper. You will always be in my heart, and your family will always be in my prayers.

Daughter of a Trooper

July 7, 2012


Today is the anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice. I'm currently head to court were a driver was'nt to go to court on your move over law. Rest assure I'm going to give it hell !!!!

Rest in peace buddy.

Dakota County

August 31, 2011

Still remembering the sacrifice you made 11 years ago today. I remember being at the State Fair when I heard the news that you had been killed. Ted, Thanks for your service as a Minnesota State Trooper!

Officer Randy Brown
Spring Lake Park Police Department

August 31, 2011

I did not know Trooper Ted Foss but did know his mother. So I"m puting up a memorial at the Lewiston exit where he was killed. I have put other ones in the past and some one has taken them down. So this year I'm building a bigger one.

Mark E. Leao

August 20, 2011

I was thinking about you on the 10th anniversary of your death. I'm sorry no one posted. You were a good trooper and my family really liked you. I hope you are sitting up there sharing a cup of coffee with my mom. She missed you and finally went to meet you a few years back. I hope your family is getting by OK. I bet your kids miss you like no other.


September 2, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 31, 2009

I did not know Trooper Foss, but I knew his wife and knew of him from my time attending college in the community in which they lived. I had been an officer for less than a year when Trooper Foss died. I attended his funeral which had a tremendous impact on the officer that I have become. I think of Trooper Foss often even though more than seven years has passed. His sacrifice serves as a constant reminder to work safe and train new officers to work safe as well. The "move-over" law that was created as a result of this tragedy and bears his name will and has undoubtedly saved lives. Thank you for your service Trooper Foss. You will never be forgotten.

Patrol Officer David Doppelhammer
Albert Lea Police Department, MN

April 12, 2009

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