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

Love and miss u always .

Julie Fenner

December 3, 2013

Our daughter has a great singing voice, tonight we meet some of her friends from school at a restaurant that had karaoke, all of the girls were good. Im a little bias when it comes to her I think she is the best of the group. She is still really shy but this seems to be helping her. I wish you were her to see it.
She is doing absolutely amazing in school she got 6 A's and 1 B and she was mad about the B.
She makes me so proud of her. She is so caring when it comes to her friends, a few weeks ago one of them was having a problem and told her about the things she was thinking of doing. It scared her she made the friend promise not to do anything and then came and told me what was going on. She then went back to her friend and didn't leave her side for the rest of the night, I was so shocked at first at how she handled it then I stopped and realized that she did exactly what I expected her to do. She has started to take more and more responsibility in her every day life. I know you would be so proud of her also. ok enough babble for tonight
we love and miss you very much!

R.J. Thornton

November 17, 2013

Mel I know I haven't been on here much lately been trying to work through some thing it seems never ending more paper work than I ever did as an officer you remember those 6 page DUI reports you always yelled at me about I would love to be doing one of them right now. Instead they mail it to me I fill it out and mail it back and so on and on. Our daughter is having a friend sleep over to night they are in her bedroom just having a good old time (yes I know its 1 am but there is no school in the am) she is changing so much this year I hate to see it happen but I know no matter what I do its going to happen. She has been talking more and more about wanting to become a police officer and always ask me to tell her stories from when I was out and about causing trouble. Some times ill look over at her and think about how much she is just like you. I am glad for that. Here in just a few short weeks we will be at the 9 year mark, it hurts me to see her when she asks me to tell her more about you and what you were like. She wants to know every thing that I know and then some. I cant believe you have been gone 9 years some days I still have trouble getting out of bed it is still that fresh in my mind. Well im going to go and try to get some sleep don't get much of that anymore,
We love you and miss you so much.

R. J. Thornton

November 11, 2013

Our daughter has turned 13 she's doing great in school all A's and B.s she has to get that from you. She was talking about what it is going to be like when she becomes a police officer. In some way's that scares me but it also makes me very proud of her she is becoming more and more like you all the time.
We Love you and Miss you very much

robert thornton

October 22, 2013

Happy Mothers day!!!!! love you and miss you

Robert Thornton

May 12, 2013

I am sitting here thinking of you and your kids. I know Owen has to be getting big. My Tyler-Jacob is so big and smart. I wish they could know each other. anyway. I am really missing you tonight. I hope you are watching with Tina,Jay, Grandma and Grandpa. I look at the relationship my boys have with my dad and I miss having that with Grandma and grandpa. anyway. Just wanted to let you know I still think about you and miss you and Tina.
love you both so much

Linda Starr Hemmes-Haggerty

March 1, 2013

Its been 8 years since you were taken from us. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't thick of you. We love you and missed you so much. I still want to pick up the phone and call you and relize I can't. So I talk to you in my prayers. Love you and missed you.

Julie Fenner
Melissas baby sister

December 4, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

December 4, 2012

8 years have passed since we said good bye, there is not a day that doesn't go by that you are not thought of. Miss you and love you.


December 4, 2012

Melissa you will never be forgotten, I think of you, Keith Evans, Chris Claypool everytime I stop and drunk or drug driver.

Officer Lonnie Daugherty

December 4, 2012

Hard to believe it has been 8 years since she was killed! Heading over to Gender Rd in a few minutes to pay tribute with many others! Glad her shift continues to honor her every year on this horrible date..."2145 you are not forgotten"

Sgt Jim Gilbert (Columbus PD)
President FOP Lodge #9

December 4, 2012

May she rest in peace.


December 4, 2012

I think and I think and I wonder what life would be like with you. It’s hard because I don’t really remember some things I should. I think about all of the things you missed .My first day of school my first loose tooth. I never was very good at long speeches or weightings about other people.
I love and miss you so much .

Daughter of Officer Melissa M. Foster

December 3, 2012

Well we are almost at 8 years you have been gone. Our daughter is sitting up with me for a while tonight, she is growing up to be more and more like you every day. She is getting ready for her first school dance on Friday; she is now in the sixth grade and has adjusted very well to middle school. She has been on the honor roll all year and is doing very good in school. It is so hard sometimes not to have you here to lean on when needed or to help make up my mind what to do. It seems like a life time since you were taken from us 8 years ago and other times it feels like it just happened yesterday.
Well as the tears well up in my eyes once again I am going to stop for now.
Love you and miss you so much.

Robert Thornton

December 3, 2012

8years -so long ago -still feels like yesterday.Gone but never forgotten.Love and miss you dear Melissa.


December 3, 2012

Sitting here tonight and thinking about you and Tina. I know you both are together laughing and enjoying the time together with other family members. I just wanted to let you know I love you and miss you.

Samantha Hawkins

July 14, 2012

Happy b day mommy it's ben almost
8 years but you are still in our heart's
I miss u and love you very much.....,

your daughter
Elaine Foster- Thornton

Elaine Foster-Thornton
Daughter of Officer Foster

May 17, 2012

Happy birthday Mel, we love you and miss you.
Rob & Elaine

R. J. Thornton

May 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Mel, Miss & Love you so much


May 17, 2012

Happy Birthday to a wonderful sister. As you know its our nephews 20 th birthday today too. He has grown up so fast. He loves and misses you a lot.
I Miss you so much. Not a day goes by that I don't thick about you. I get to see Owen here soon. He is getting big. I love you so much.

Julie Fenner
baby sister

May 16, 2012

Hey mel,

well im having one of those nights, found out or daughter needs glasses today. I know thats no big deal butwatching her pick out her frames reminded me of the last time i took you to get yours. I almost started crying in the office. she is doing realy well in school she is getting almost all A's and B's. She so get that from you. she is having a very hard time right now missing you and grandma, so am I but i dont show it around her well i try not to but some times i just cant help it.

We were in Ohio to see my dad 2 weeks ago it was a very short visit he is not doing well. They think they know whats wrong with him but they have said that like 5 ntimes now so who knows. we also seen one of your friends while we were there it was good to see her its been over a year now. WOW we have lived in fl for 13 months now. I think she likes it here but she misses so much about ohio.
well going to go. know that we love you and miss you so much.

Robert Thornton

February 13, 2012

Mel, well tonite will be 7 years since you were taken ftom us, even though i want to I can not go to the site tonite living in fl i cant take our daughter out of school. Our dcause she was aughter is having a rough time this year as well, she misses you so much the other nite i went into her room and she was sitting there crying. i asked her why and she said because she was missing you. Im going to go for now
love youand misse you

R.J. Thornton

December 3, 2011

Mel, I know i havent been here in a while, sorry now that we are settled in i will be coming back more often. I am having a realy hard night. Our daughter is now 11 years old, where has the time gone, she had a realy good birthday 3 of her friends stayed over the other night what was i thinking 4 11 year old girls together the hole night i was lucky irene was here with me she flew down here from, ohio to make her cake. was realy hard being the first year with out my mom god i miss her it will be a year in 2 days doesnt seem like its benn that long already. for the first time in a long time i am sitting here typing this through tears i miss you both so much lanie does too she keeps telling me that grandma would let her do somthing i tell her not to. it works some times but not all the time. she is in the 5th grade ths year and doing pretty good so far. she realy likes her teacher and her school well im rambiling again so we love you and miss you so much talk to you soon


r.j. thornton

October 24, 2011

I can't believe you left us six years ago. We miss you so much. I know your children do. I miss talking with you. you always had the best solution to my issues.

You will always be missed. I think December is the hardest for me Cuz just a few days after you left us Tina and Jay went to be with you. I know Aunt Norma misses you and them. I do to. Make sure you give them a hug and kiss from us. We love all of you. Oh Give grandma and grandpa and great grandpa all a hug.

LOTs of LOVE always YOU are always in my heart.
Love you


December 6, 2010


6yrs... I miss you soo much. I spoke with your mother the other day and your family seems to be doing well. Lanie is adorable and has an amazing personality... most of which she got from you!!

I also was able to spend time at Kings Island in Oct with Owen and Lanie, we had a great time, especially since it was around Halloween.

I know this time of year must be really hard for your family and children. I hope you are able to watch over all of them and send your love. We all miss you.

The angels are so lucky to have you in their presence!!



December 4, 2010

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