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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

Hi Mel,
well today our daughter is 9, we had her b-day party on sat,it still is not the same without you and yes i ran around like a chicken with my head cut off :). She had a good time with her friend that were there and got some pretty cool gifts and as allways i messed the food up but thankfully it wasnt bad enough for any one to realize so im pretty happy. i will post more later goning to bed hard day in the AM

Love you and miss you

R. thornton

October 19, 2009

Hey Melissa, Lainey's bday party is tomorrow. She is in 3rd grade already!! Amazing how quickly they grow up. I know she is super excited. I wish we all could continue to be that excited about our bdays... even when we go "over the hill"!!!

We had a tragedy at work last night. So very sad. I am shocked and disappointed and mad. I wish I could have done something before it was too late.

I miss you bunches. I just want to call you and chit-chat or stop by and hang out... once in a while, I pick up the phone and start scrolling through the contact list looking for your name. I hope you are able to realize how much we all love and miss you.



October 16, 2009

Melissa, may God watch over your daughter. I pray that she will find some kind of solace. She has suffered so much, and I feel so very bad for her. She is so young and yet has had the weight of the world on her little shoulders.

Ross County Deputy Sheriff

September 24, 2009

Just a quick love you and miss you. Lanie is better now thank you


September 14, 2009

I realy need to talk to you right now, had a realy bad scare with our daughter 2 times in the last 2 days. She is doing ok right now but tired of hospitals, she was crying for you tonight while we were in the ER. she is sleeping now and I am trying to take it all in. I know you are watching over her I guess i just need to let some of my emotions out and this is the only way i can think to do it. I am scared, There was a Columbus Officer in the ER who is going through a tough time right now and she talked to lanie for a few minutes that seemed to help put her at ease. She just lost her husband a few weeks ago so show him the way. From talking to her she and there children love him very much. Every one keeps telling her it will get better in time, why do people lie like that why dont they tell the truth it sucks its not going to get better. I may get easer and not hurt as much but it will never be the same and it will never get "BETTER".

We are fastly approaching five years since you were taken from us and its not better. at times its harder, at times things dont hurt as much but it sucks you should be here. Your daughter desirves for you to be here, I know god has a reason for everything but that still doesnt change the way i fell. I love you and miss you so much it comming time to do things with our daughter and I cant ask you should we do this or that to tell you the truth its not fair to her she is haveing a hard time right now so just give her an extra hug and let her know its all right.

Rob Thornton


August 22, 2009

hey there Melissa!! i miss you soooooo much!! lainey is getting so tall and intelligent... you would be so proud of her. things have been crazy here this spring/summer, but were taking it one day at a time. we love and miss you and think of you often.

sorry it has been so long since i last wrote.
xoxoxox lisamarie


July 28, 2009

Thought I would stop and write you since I havent done it for a while. We both miss you a bunch right now, more than we have in a long time, Lanie has a sun burn from spending all day at the pool, i look like a lobster. Worst one that i have gotten since '99 when we went fishing and i didnt wear a shirt all day. Think I would have learned but i guess not. not going to say much tonite just we both love you and miss you so much.

Robert thornton


July 23, 2009

hey Mel long time no talk,

lanie is doing really good in school her teacher loves her. we are looking for a house she wants to stay in this city till she is out of school, I don’t mind they have really good schools. she has missed you so much the last few months but she wont talk about it to anyone but you can tell she’s trying to be the big girl. she’s not the only one, it has been hard this year with out you! don’t get me wrong were making it but some times i don’t know how. she really misses own too. we are going to try to see him more. she is asking more life questions that I wish you were here to answer but thanks to Lisa we are making it thought them, she has another one next time i talk to her but she don’t know it yet(hee hee)! she is growing up on us so fast and i have been so angry that you are not here. i meet a lady yesterday who’s daughter died about a year ago we are going to try to get lanie and her grandson together to play. DC is up fast, i don’t know if we can go this year but know just because we are not there doesn’t mean we are not thinking of you. i know im babbling sorry. im going to go for now

we both love you and miss you very much

Rob S/O of officer foster


February 17, 2009

hey there melissa,

sorry it has been so long. i can't believe it is 2009 already. lanie is still adorable and getting smarter everyday. we miss and love you very much. oh yea, and sorry but i got her addicted to webkinz!!



February 11, 2009

Mel, I hope you have a wonderful view from where you are. Merry Christmas.

Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

December 25, 2008

You shall always be honored and never forgotten Melissa!!

Ofc Jim Parsons #717
Columbus Division of Police

December 10, 2008

4 years, seems like only yesterday. Love and Miss you, Wish you were here. Love your cuz.


December 4, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this forth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 4, 2008

Hi Melissa,Thursday Dec 4,2008 you have been gone 4 years now. It seems like yesterday.Sure miss you.
Gone But Never Forgotten!!!!!!!!


December 1, 2008

Hey Mel,
Whats up? notlot going on here getting ready for thanksgivng. love you miss you rob


November 26, 2008

You will never be forgotten by the ones who love and knew you.The memories they have of you will be forever cherished in their minds and hearts and will continue on in future generations.


October 20, 2008

Hey Mel,

Sorry its been a while since ive said hi but thing have been pretty busy, Elanie is doing good in school she likes her new teacher and the kids in her class. She has missed a day or two because she wasnt feeling good, she misses you more and more all the time and so do I.

Poor Lisa get to help me when I get the hard girly questions, some times if it wasnt for her help I dont think I would know what to say. I realy wish you could be here and watch her grow with me in person, her b-day is comming soon and I think I have a good hold of what im doing (ok maybe not) but I have learend to ask for help.

I have to go now

Love You and Miss you SO much


Robert Thornton

September 27, 2008

Hi Mel,
Was thinking of you today and wanted to stop in and say I miss you and Love you. You will never be forgotten. Give Tina a hug for me and let her know she is not forgotten and she is missed greatly.
Love your cuz


July 28, 2008


14 precinct
columbus police dept

July 18, 2008

hello melissa,

happy belated birthday:)

your smart and wonderful daughter completed the first grade and will continue on to second grade in the fall!! where does time go? it seemed as though time stood still in 2004 and our lives would never go on; yet here we are watching your kids grow up!!!

kings island was loads of fun this year. owen is absolutely adorable.

gosh i miss you. sometimes i pick up my phone and try to call you.

well, thanks again for everything. xoxoxoxoxo lmp

June 10, 2008

Hi Rob, it was nice to meet you at Police Week and I really enjoyed talking to you on the patio while you drank your fruity drink! I'm so sorry I didn't get to meet Lanie, maybe next year. I'm glad I found this and got to read a little about Mel, but more, so glad that I got to learn about her from you. Your love and Lanie's love is so strong I'm sure she feels it every day. Take good care of yourself and your baby...

Officer Julia Gilroy
MCPD, Maryland

May 28, 2008

Sorry im late we were driving back from DC, we miss you a lot.

Robert Thornton
SO of Melissa M. Foster

May 19, 2008

Rob, it was nice to meet you during National Police Week. Thanks for putting up with all my questions while we were waiting in line...please contact me if you ever need anything. Tell Lanie to give you a hug from me...

Melissa, thank you for your service. I am sorry I never knew you...

United States Border Patrol

May 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Melissa!!!!!!!!!
You are always remembered.
love and miss you very much.

aunt norm

May 17, 2008

I went out and taught a class for the new recruits and they had some of the news articles and photos from the funeral sitting on a table in the classroom. Made me start thinking of that night in December, and I just wanted to stop by and leave you a post.

Jim Eggeman
Columbus Police Department

May 9, 2008

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