Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Werner Foerster

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, May 2, 1973

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Reflections for Trooper Werner Foerster

Rest in peace, sir. What a legacy of service and valor you have left to all of us. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Heather Fisher

November 26, 2021

Trooper Foerster, you will never be forgotten. You are the embodiment of why the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) has the highest regard as a law enforcement agency. I grew up in New Jersey and am proud of the NJSP. May God bless all in the NJSP, all in Law Enforcement and all in military service to our country.

LCDR John J Jackson, USN (Ret.)
US Navy

July 18, 2021

On this 48th anniversary of your heroic and untimely death you are just as remembered and honored as ever and you will always continue to be. Thank you for your service and as I’ve said in previous reflections, your law enforcement family will never, ever forget.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 2, 2021

Never to be forgotten. Any time I go over that overpass which bears his name or I go by Washington Cemetery. RIP.

William Foster
Police Supporter

February 16, 2021

RIP Trooper Foerster. No amount of time will ever erase your sacrifice.

Police Supporter

February 4, 2021

So sorry for this lost. I will pray to God to give relief for your relatives. I am a police officer too, back in Brazil and I am aware of what menaces lawmen have been yield to. Every day is a battle out there in the streets and most times even the public opinion is against us. May the justice been made to pull in the person who´ve put in that crime. May all the law enforcement agents find out that felon.

Sgt Masaro
Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo

February 4, 2021

dear Werner Foerster I am so sorry for your death and I hope you are doing well in heaven and I wish they would help get your killer but the Cuban government is refusing to extradite her it is as if you were unidentified I am so upset that we have failed to help you get justice and they are so stubborn and they just don’t care about you and they are only concerned about her

Love mckayla Myers

Mckayla Myers no rank
No relationship

September 2, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 5, 2020

Trooper foerster, 47 years ago today you where horrifically murdered. Continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 2, 2020

I never got to meet you Uncle Werner, you were taken from us before I was even born, but I know you got my back. I think of you often as I get ready for work.

Sgt. Jason Young
Escambia County Sheriff's Office

April 17, 2019

Wow!! It fills my heart with deep despair to know that funds from Colin Kaepernick have been sent to and used to support a group called "Assata’s Daughters." This is a Chicago based group that focuses on black female empowerment in the tradition of Asaata Shakur. As most of you know, Assata Shakur, is Joanne Chessimard, the lady who participated in the homicide of Trooper Foerster in 1973. Nike sure slapped many people in their face when they supported this unpatriotic, unfaithful, arrogant individual.

May Trooper Foerster continue to rest in eternal peace!!!

Mark's Mother

September 7, 2018

god will never be forgotten by those who knew you


May 2, 2018

It will soon be forty-five years. I was one of the EMS crew that picked your lifeless body up. The impact remains with me today. Your and your family’s sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Jed Shanabrook
Milltown Rescue Squad

April 27, 2018

This article doesn't even come close to the violence and animalistic nature of Joanne. I dealt with her EVERY DAY when we held her for and during her trial. The evidence was OVERWELMINGLY brutal in nature. After he was shot, she went over and kicked him in the head so many times that the blood caked on her stockings to where they literally stood up by themselves in the courtroom. Her escape from the Clinton Prison was nothing more than a military type of assault on the complex with automatic weapons. Her lawyers got her moved to that minimum security facility despite the states disagreement, and that move was only supposed to be temporary. The Obama administration SHOULD have demanded her return BEFORE normalization of dealing with CUBA, but then, that wasn't part of the agenda.

Eric Appel, Lieutenant Ret.
Middlesex County Sheriff's Dept

September 30, 2017

It is astonishing that sanctuary is granted to the female suspect in Cuba. It is also astonishing if you read some of the things said by the suspects' revisionist supporters that explicitly ignore the truth. I feel like the suspects section should be listed 1 sentenced to life, 1 at large, as the gunman who actually struggled with and killed Foerster is imprisoned for life, while the female accomplice is the one freely living in Cuba, untouched by the law.

Anonymous Citizen

March 9, 2016

We will see if Cuba turns her over to face responsibility for her participation in Trooper Foerster's homicide. There is one fact that will never change....we have never forgotten....

Retired former P.O. Frank Murphy
Paterson Police & Secret Service

November 23, 2015

May you continue to rest in peace Trooper Foerster. Some good news today. Cuba has agreed to discuss U.S. fugitives living in Cuba including Chesimard who I pray is extradited to the U.S. so she may spend the rest of her undeserved days of life in a N.J. State prison.

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ P.O.'s and NJSP

April 16, 2015

Continue to Rest in Peace my brother, and we will continue to keep the watch.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
We will seek out the "one that got away" in Cuba in the coming months and bring her to justice.

Officer B. Ruth
Baltimore County Police Department

December 22, 2014

Dear Trooper Werner Foerster, I shall never forget the "Great Impact" of Love, Friendship, Admiration, Duty, Honor, and Fidelity, YOU left on my life! I've dedicated the strategy of "ICH SPECHEN!" = "I SPEAK" in German; to YOU and YOUR FAMILY in all of my very extensive investigations. "OPERATION EYES OF GOD" Launched Jan. 1983 and ongoing. And others from an even earlier time. I know that you are in Heaven because we spoke of that "Great Faith" that You had in JESUS, the Love You had for America, and Your Wife and Children! Goot Juden-Christer-Americaner und Trooper Mit GOT! = Good Judeo-Christian-American and Trooper With GOD! WERNER FOERSTER. Your friend, Brian C. P. Parkinson "The Specialist" May 2nd, 2014/1973 GOD BLESS YOUR TROOPER SON and FAMILY!!!!!!!

Unit Commander; Brian Parkinson
Friend-Aqua Delta 69 Counter Terror-Criminal-Espionage Unit

May 2, 2014

I have attended far too many funerals for these brave men and women, God bless them, RIP hero's, the world would not be safe to live in if not for you and your service....

Philip Callas, Det. retired
Secaucus PD

August 8, 2013

I have always believed that the NJ State Police were the best in the country. They face dangers that have caused the loss of these wonderful men and women. RIP Werner Foerster, the people of NJ will always remember you and pray for the arrest of the pig that did this.

Sandra Crew

May 3, 2013

rest in peace and may god bless you

pfc j pease
cmpd-retired bpd

May 3, 2013

God Bless


May 2, 2013

Today is the 40th anniversity of your heinous murder at the hands of Joanne Chesimard. While she still goes free New Jersey has just doubled the reward for her captiure to $2M. Let us hope that this brings this soulless criminal back to be incarcerated.
Peace be with you and your family.

lynn schwenzer
Outraged Citizen

May 2, 2013

Rest in Peace, Werner Foerster
You had the guts to walk up to suspects and stand up to them in a gunfight, one of the classic shootouts of northeastern US history. That was impressive.

Richard Rabinowitz, Bloustein Student
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

February 2, 2013

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