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

Missing you, you are not forgotten. Love you


December 4, 2010

Six years today, this year is realy hard for both me and Lanie. We both love you and miss you so much.

Love rob


December 4, 2010

Hard to believe it has been 6 years since you were taken from us here on earth. The men and woman of FOP Capital City Lodge 9 will never forget your service to our community and fellow officers! God Bless!

Jim Gilbert
President Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge 9

December 4, 2010

Where has the time gone.It`s been 6 years today-gone but never forgotten.Love you and miss you.


December 3, 2010

As im sure you know we lost mom yesterday, Please show herthe wat and give her a big hug she has missed you so much. Our daughter is taking it realy bad and im not doing so well. I moss herand you so much. Lanie loves you and misses you also. Give mom a hug for both of us


robert thornton

October 27, 2010

Having a rough day so far.... remembvering the officers that lost thir live today.... and remembering the time i spent at ground zero with our daughter not even being a year old then, now she is asking quwestions about what happend and telling her friends that her dad went to new york with his friend to help any way possiable. dont feel like i did much but will never forget the time me and two othe people spent at the World Trade Center site. To the two people who went over with me you will allways hold a spot in my heart as true heros!


R. J. Thornton

September 11, 2010

Hey Mel,
We are getting ready for a new school year in the morning, our daughter wants to go but yet she dont. Like all kids she loves to hate school. She is in the fourth grade now and I know you would be as proud of her as I am.

You know some times I miss you so much it hurts, but other times it like you have never left. My mom is pretty bad our daughter misses her so much but she trys not to show it. She spent 6 weeks in the hospital 4 of it in ICU. She is home now please watch over her she loved you so much and now she really misses you.

Going to bed
Robert J. Thornton

R.J. Thornton

August 23, 2010

I never dreamed it would be me
my name for all eternity
recorded here at this hallowed place
alas, my name, no more my face…

“In the line of duty” I hear them say;
my family now the price will pay
my folded flag stained with their tears;
we only had those few short years…

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest;
my sword I pass to those behind
and pray they keep this thought in mind…
I never dreamed it would be me
and with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last…...


August 4, 2010

hey there Melissa,

i wanted to let you know that a friend of mine is losing her battle with cancer and that she will be coming to see you. we moved her to hospice yesterday, so i hope she is able to let go so that she may become a beautiful angel like you.

miss you... everyday.


June 13, 2010

I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again.I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which i'll never part.... God has you in his arms.. I have you in my heart

Julie fenner
Melissa's Baby Sister

May 18, 2010

We love you and wanted to tell you happy birthday!! all is going well its going but Happy Birthday


R.J. Thornton

May 17, 2010

Hi mommy,

Happy Birthday. I love you, I miss you, Thinking of you a lot today, and every day.

Love your Daughter

Elaine Foster -Thornton

May 16, 2010

Hey there Melissa,

May is such a tough month... Mother's Day, Police Memorial Week, Your Birthday... I sure hope you are someplace beautiful and peaceful. We miss you so very much. Lainey is doing well in school. We went book shopping the other day and she read the entire book to her father and me. She could definitely be in Drama Club... she reads as though it is a performance and makes it super entertaining.

I have heard Owen is doing well also and I hope to see him soon. I also plan to see your parents if/when they come for Cols Police Memorial.



May 16, 2010


Happy Mothers Day, I am sitting here crying again Lanie just gave me the things she made for you for mothers day. You would be so proud of our daughter she is so bright she got allmost all A's and B's on her progress report.

Grandma spent the night with us, she is not doing so well these days and it is very hard for lanie to see her like this. But she is trying to understand what is going on with her even though she gets realy mad at her she is lost with out her, kinda like i am right now with out you.


we love you and miss you very much


R. J. Thornton

May 9, 2010

not doing so good today, why does this month hurt so bad.
We both love you and miss you so much.

R.J. Thornton

R.J. Thornton

May 7, 2010

Hi mommy.

I love you so much. Happy Easter. I miss you a lot.Ive been geting A's and B's in school.
I realy like my school and teacher, she is very nice.
Bye bye I will write you soon.

Elaine Foster-Thornton

Daughter of Officer Melissa M. Foster

April 4, 2010

Hey Mel,

Its been a while since i was on here last. Wanted to say I love you and miss you a lot. I dont know how but its been over 5 years and the pain never seems to go away. Lanie is having a pretty hard time missing you so much and with grandma I sick it is even worse on her than any other time of the year. She is talking about it and that is helping a littel but she still realy misses you.

She growes up more and more every day and the more she growes the more she remindes me of you. She is very strong willed and set, if she wants something she will normaly find a way to get it, But not all the time i am getting good with the hole no thing but i still give in more than i should :).

We are in dayton right now going to the Air Force Museum. we were here last week with some other people and had a realy good time, i brought my dad for his 70th birthday and i think he will like it a lot. Well at least i am hoping he does.

Love you and miss you
ROB and Elaine

robert thornton

April 1, 2010

Five years have went by fast. I'm a mommy now twice over. I can relate to you now more than ever and wish you were here to swap stories with, its not easy being a working momma. Would love to see your smile and get a cup of coffee. I pray that your children get the love and support they deserve. Keep looking out for us from up there, you know their are allot of crazies down here.

P.O. Amy Cole
Columbus Police - Co Worker

December 4, 2009

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

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you, especially Rob and Lanie. I too understand the meaning of lives forever altered by the death of our beloved family member and know both the pain and pride are forever. Lanie, I hope you are going to Cops kids camp this year as I hopefully will be there and get to meet you if you attend.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 4, 2009

5 Years today, it doesnt seem like its been that long. I just got home from your crash site and everyone there love's you and miss you so much, it was good to see everyone the hole group are a bunch of great officers and even better they are great friends to you. Lanie wouldnt go to sleep untill I got home. She misses you so much, she is realy showing it this year.

Love you and miss you
rob thornton


December 4, 2009

Hard to believe it has been 5years already... We will never forget, Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

Jim Gilbert
President, FOP Capital City Lodge #9

December 3, 2009

Hi Melissa,its been a long 5 years.Somedays it seems like .yesterday. You will never be are in our hearts.aunt norma lost her house- a fire .They have a new home now.They lost everything in the you always..


December 3, 2009

Almost 5 years to the start of your shift on that fateful night. We'll be out there tonight to remember you and pay our respects. Please continue to watch over us and keep us safe. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

PO H. Dripps
Columbus PD

December 3, 2009

In a couple days it will be 5 years you were taken away from us, and in a couple more weeks will be 5 years Tina & Jay were taken from us. Still don't understand why you all had to be taken from us, and still makes me made as heck, but I guess he has his reasons. I know you are all watching over us, miss you all very much.
Love your cuz.


December 2, 2009

Hi Mel,

Wanted to say Happy Thanksgivng, Lanie loves you and say happy turkey day too.

We both love you and miss you so much.

Robert Thornton

November 25, 2009

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