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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

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

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

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