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

Each day I come to this site hoping that there are no new names, but we all know that will never happen as so many officers walk the thin blue line every day. Another warrior, Melissa, has been brought home on her shield after another battle. I hope that her department and friends assist in every way they can with her family. May she rest in peace and never be forgotten by those that love her. The Family Blue will never forget her. My prayers go out to her family.

Robert Gordon, Father of Chicago Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Asst. Chief Robert Gordon, Retired
Riverside PD, Illinois

December 4, 2004

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS WISH TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH
OFFICER FOSTER, HER FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE

December 4, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Ofc. Foster and the entire Columbus Police Department.

God Speed.

Ofc. Chris Stilwell
Broward County Florida Multi-Agency Honor Guard

December 4, 2004

Wow! what a tragic way of dying. Ofc. Foster what a hero you are. Not for how you died, but how you lived and enjoyed doing.

Thank you for being part of the family of law enforcement, protecting life and property. Risking you life just like the rest of us on a daily basis.

I wish to express to the family, co-workers and friends of Ofc. Foster our prayers will be with you in this difficult time of your lives.

To the daughters of Ofc. Foster, I hope you feel proud of your mother for who she was and did in her city protecting lives and what she did in your lives.

God bless you all. Ofc. Foster you go ahead and rest in peace. You've done your job. We'll take it from here.

Police Officer
Village of Key Biscayne Police Dept. Miami, Fl.

December 4, 2004

Rest in peace my fellow sister....

Officer Jayne Kuhns
California Highway Patrol

December 4, 2004

R.I.P. Officer Foster. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Police Officer
Clearwater P.D., FL

December 4, 2004

“REMEMBER ME”
Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
“IT IS IN DEATH THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER”
Author Unknown

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

December 4, 2004

Rest In Peace Sister.

Cpl. D.Johansen
Federal Reserve System Police Services

December 4, 2004

Don't grieve for me, for now I am free,
I am following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh...to love...to work...to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
For I found peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
These things I too miss

Be not burdened with time of sorrow,
For I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undo grieve.
So lift up your heart and share with me,
GOD wanted me now ...he has set me free.

author unknown

G. Vickers
kvfd (ret.)

December 4, 2004

Rest Easy Sister Melissa, the Watch is Ours Now and Yours was with Honor. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

APD #128
Altoona Police Dept. Altoona, Pa

December 4, 2004

To the friends and family of Melissa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I know how you are feeling and always remember that Melissa will be forever with you.

Melissa
Fiance of a P.O. Friend of P.O. Gary Davis (EOW 5/13/04) Bloomfield To

December 4, 2004

Rest in peace, Officer Foster. You won't be forgotten.

December 4, 2004

God Bless You Officer Foster. We will keep your Dept. and family in our prayers. We'll take over the watch now.


IPD

December 4, 2004

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

December 4, 2004

Officer Foster, you've done your job well...rest in peace our sister in blue. Walk a beat on heaven's street and keep watch on the rest of us down here. God always takes the best. We at Hokes Bluff police Department are praying for your two children, family and Department. As I know you would have done for any of us.

From the Family of Hokes Bluff PD
Hokes Bluff, Alabama

patrolman/Instructor
Hokes Bluff PD

December 4, 2004

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