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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

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

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

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