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Name : Foster, Michael 

Rank: Sgt.

Shield #: ? Command: 004 Patrol District
Date of Death: 1851-08-04   Cause of Death: Stabbed
  On Saturday morning, August 2, 1851, at approximately 1AM a group of sailors from the American Schooner, ?Habana? were having a dispute with a bartender in the ?Porter-house? (Bar & Restaurant) of Christopher Lilly on Water St. Ptl. Prendergast of the 4th Patrol District, attempting to restore order, was assaulted. Sgt. Foster came to his aid. He was stabbed by one of the sailors and died two days later.   
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Comments from Friends    
Is this the first officer who died in the line of duty? God bless you in heaven, at least you are in good company.
— mos

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 2, 2006, 5:18 pm

I hope the sailor drowned after this incident, R.I.P. Bro
— A fellow Sgt
Posted: January 3, 2009, 5:24 am

Sgt Foster. You passed assisting one of your officers, you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Michael.
— Tommy
Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:26 am

Michael we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: August 5, 2014, 7:19 am



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