Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Melissa M. Foster

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, December 4, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Melissa M. Foster

Hard to believe it has been 2 years...THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY... your missed, keep watching over us....

Officer Jim Gilbert

December 5, 2006

hey melissa, well, it has been 2 years now. i went to 'that state up north' to visit your parents. they now live in a cabin out in the boonies with lots of land and lots of beautiful trees and lots of snow!!!! we attended the MI COPS christmas dinner with sharon and her family, and Mike and his family. we also looked at piks of you and your siblings growing up.

i miss you so very much. i am hoping to see lanie soon. i would love to go see christmas lights with her, maybe go to the zoo or see a movie. you know, typical holiday things. i haven't been able to see her since her birthday and i miss her bunches.

thank you for being the beautiful awesome angel you are and for watching over us. we will miss you this holiday season.

peace love happiness

December 5, 2006

No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts.
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are, FOREVER.
-Richard Fife

Continue to watch over us.

Detective James Shockey
Columbus Division of Police

December 4, 2006

Hard to believe it has been two years. We all got together and said a prayer this morning. Keep watch over us always.
14 Precinct

December 4, 2006

You are missed so much, still so hard to believe you are gone!!! Thank you for all the wonderful memories you gave us all, I will cherish them forever. Please keep an eye on my dad if you can and let him know I love & miss him.
I love you & miss you.

December 4, 2006

Melissa, wow I cant believe how long its been. Two years. You have never left my thoughts. I read your reflections on a regular basis. I worry about Owen, Lanie, Rob and I mostly worry about Denise. You have so many people that love you. Most of us could only be so lucky as to have half of your support system.

Please put in a good word for all of your family and friends so they can make it through another holiday season without you. Please ask God to watch over Denise and her diabetes so that she can control it somewhat.

God willing, Melissa, I will have the chance to meet you on the golden highway. God Speed.

Frequent Visitor
Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

December 4, 2006

I can't believe it has already been 2 years. I pass by your accident site almost everyday and it always stops my breath and brings a tear to my eyes. I am keeping your entire family in my prayers as I know how hard tomorrow will be.
You will never be forgotten!

December 3, 2006

Melissa, its been 2 years now since you left .
We all miss you so very much.
I love you. Watch over us all down here.

December 2, 2006

Wanted to wish you a happy thanksgiving miss you so much talk to you soon.



Rob Thornton

November 23, 2006

Hey, my friend, I was remembering our last Thanksgiving together. I would go back to that day in a heartbeat. I remember Rob and Owen playing airplane and your fabulous homemade pumpkin pie, best one I ever had and you talking about work and Lanie not wanting to try something and she and I played games about it. Watch over all of us: your mom and dad, family, Lanie, Owen, your friends and loved ones. Love you, Denise

Denise Newman Stuckert

November 22, 2006

Miss you very much Melissa Wish you were here.... Keep watching over all of us...

November 16, 2006


You were watching over her last night...Thank you for getting her help right away!!!

Officer Jim Gilbert

November 8, 2006

Just wanted to leave a note to say I was thinking about you today. Must be pretty busy there on the other side with all the new angels arriving. I hope your not mad at me for not writing, but I'm sure you understand my circumstances. Keep a watch on us down here we can use all the help we can get!!!
Miss you Bunches!!!


November 6, 2006


Wanted to talk for a bit their has been a lot going on Lanie is now 6 we had a good time for her party, we went to kings island and meet lisa grandma and grandpa. She has been sick all week and we just found out today after 3 trips to the ER what is wrong kinda makes me mad it took them so long but you know. For some reasone every tme I come on here I have soo much to tell you and just cant find the words, Lisa has been wonderfull with helping as much as she can.

We went back to New York for 9-11 first time back in five years, was realy hard but very healing at the same time. I went back to the 10-10 fire house it looked realy good. They were selling t-shirts that said "House 10-10 still standing" I bought one for me and lanie. It was kind of strang e though talking to the different people and seeing all the different shirts and signs people had(some of them not so good)

Lanie has started school she likes it A LOT like we knew she would, her teacher says she is doing realy well. She brings homework home about 2 times a week and she does realy good on that you would be so proud of her.

Well going to go for now screen is getting blury

Rob Thornton

October 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Lanie! I hope you have a very special day. I know Mommy is watching you today (and everyday!) and is very proud of the big girl you have become.

October 20, 2006

Melissa, just wanted to say I think about you each time I hear your call number over the air. In a few short months we hit the 3 year mark. Seems like yesterday.

Miss you


October 6, 2006

Oh, Melissa, I spent some time missing you today as I was going through my house and thinking about you and the kids. I haven't been in the best of health and I have been cautious in not letting Lanie seeing me sick. I look okay but the diabetes is flaring out of control and that makes all other things bad. I wish you were here to remind me to take care of me. It is amazing to think of Lanie in kindergarten. I am glad Lisa could be there the first day, it means so much. I hope that I can enjoy some of her kindergarten years and special things that she will be doing. I care for her and Owen so much, and I pray for them often, sometimes in the back of my mind continually. Miss you, Grandma Denise

Denise Newman Stuckert

September 19, 2006

Miss and Love You!!!

September 12, 2006

Miss and Love you Keep watching over us

September 7, 2006

hi melissa,
your beautiful daughter had her first day of kindergarten last week and she looked adorable. she was so very excited to go to school and play!!! she told me that everything went well, but they didn't play until school was about to let out!!! we all know how smart and capable lanie is, so it will be fun watching her grow in her education.

love and miss you bunches,
peace love happiness,

August 29, 2006


I know its been a while just been realy busy. Lanies has started school, that was realy hard for me but she did a great job. Lisa was their for her first morning she was a big help and Lanie was so glad to see her! I cant say a lot right now but we do miss you very much, not a day goes by that I dont think about you and wish you were still here.

We went to see Owen, Lanie loves Colorado it was realy nice their.

Going to go for now


August 28, 2006

Rest in Peace

We continue the fight for you sister

Detective Scott Alexander
Columbus Division of Police

August 14, 2006

Think of you often, keep watching over us. Miss & Love you

July 26, 2006

Melissa, Lanie wants to talk to you I wanted to tell you I love you and miss you ROB

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Elaine Foster-Thornton

July 23, 2006

What a sad week it's been. The death of Officer Kaiser from the heart attack was bad enough but losing Sgt. Deck to an anyeurism made it worse. I'm sure you and Bryan have greeted Larry and Stan.
We miss you!

July 22, 2006

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