Name : Forster, Neil 

Rank: P.O.

Shield #: 28999 Command: 050 Pct.
Date of Death: 1997-12-11   Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
 Officer Forster died of injuries he sustained one year earlier when he was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

Officer Forster and his partner responded to an automobile accident on the Major Deegan Expressway near West 230th Street in the Bronx. When they arrived at the scene, the officers decided they needed to lay out flares to divert traffic off the expressway. Almost immediately after exiting his patrol car, Officer Forster and his patrol car were struck from behind by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated man.

Officer Forster was thrown approximately fifty feet and received serious injuries. Due to his injuries, his right leg had to be amputated.

One year later, Officer Forster became seriously ill due to his injuries and died. He was 30 years old

Officer Forester had served with the New York City Police Department for 2 1/2 years, and is survived by his wife.

He was assigned to the 50th Precinct.
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Comments from Friends    
God Bless this nypd angel.
— nypd

i never had the chance to really know neil but my dad did. "He was the sweetest man you would ever know, not one mean bone in his body." is what he always says when i ask about him. This was a tragic event especially when it involves such a great man. WE WILL ALL MISS YOU NEIL!
— Sara I

We met in 1983 he was my first boyfriend I loved him very much. He was very caring, thoughtful and would do anything possible to please. My heart is with you always Neil. I wanted to go and visit him in rehab after this tragic event but noone would tell me where he was going. He is always in my dreams. Lisa
— isa

I am a friend of Lisa. Neil is the best friend you can have. He is a very loving guy. My heart goes out to him and his family. Neil Forster will always be in my heart.
— Margaret

Although, I never worked with him, I had the privilege of meeting Neil Forster a few times. His locker was only a few feet from mine. It was so refreshing to chat with someone with a good attitude. Rest In Peace.
— Det Harry Hom (Ret)

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 6, 2006, 9:13 am

You are loved and missed!
— Roy Forster
Posted: September 17, 2009, 10:20 pm

To know him was to love him, I worked with him in the 50pct his favorite topics of conversations were the weather and his son. Neil could look up in the sky and name the types of clouds he saw; the weather chanel wasn't just something he turned to hear the temperature for the day. The weather wasn't a hobby it was his passion, sometimes when I look up and see a passing cloud on a clear or cloudy day I think of him rejoice at having known him. Keep The Faith.
— Audrey
Posted: December 1, 2009, 12:21 pm

Rest in peace,a fine officer taken from us all to soon.
— John Scanlon
Posted: December 2, 2009, 5:08 pm

I worked with Neil in the 50 Pct. I still remember the 1st day we spoke. He had his son in his arms and I walked over and started to play with the baby. He was such a sweet, kind man. Such a tragedy that he was taken so soon. May he rest in peace.
— Laura Morales
Posted: January 15, 2011, 12:14 pm

I only met him and spent a short time with him 2 years and 2 months. But what I know about him is that he was kind,loving, had an awesome sense of humor that he was into meteorology ,that when he loved playing the drums and hiking as well as running. I know that he articulated his body movements like me ,I know that he liked baseball and that he loved me and my mom very much. I know that I wish we could have spent more time together . I know that he would have been proud of me and that I do my best in life for him to be proud even tough hes not here with me. I know that he has always been there for me in spirit . I know that he was my dad and I know that I love him. RIP B Neil
— B Neil
Posted: March 8, 2013, 2:32 am

PO Forster, you passed while assisting another and unfortunately the other driver felt having a good time was more important that being responsible. I see from what people wrote you weren't just a cop. You were a friend, father , meteorologist and a great person. You seem to have put others ahead of yourself. You didn't pass, God called you home ! Rest in Peace Neil we pray for you and everyone you left behind.
— Tommy
Posted: December 11, 2013, 4:08 am

Neil and I were in the same company in the Academy. A really nice guy. Excited over the birth of his son and moving to Putnam (which he pronounced a little funny and to this day I still say it the way he did). Very sad what happened to him...even sadder a follow MOS caused this. RIP Neil.
Posted: June 6, 2014, 12:04 pm

Neil we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: December 10, 2014, 4:07 pm

What To Do Dark is everything/dark is everything I can see / Dark is all You are to me as you can see/ Cause I lost you / for what/ Some liquor some beer/ Cause that ass....... Had to be here/ He dad to veer/ Now your gone / just gone / What do I do I do Cause I miss you I didn't want you to go/ now I'm here writing this rap on my I phone/ Maybe one day we'll be together and meet each other/ cause the next time we'll meet forever. / Don't know what to do / don't know what to prove /17 years since I could be with you/Asking myself who to turn to/ Now I met this great girl she means the world / Hoping she don't step out like the rest / I have my doubts / cause she's the very best To you dad rest in peace we love you
— Benjamin Neil
Posted: July 23, 2015, 1:43 am

Thinking of you now and always.even after all this time it still feels like a bad dream. Unfortunately it's one I can't wake up from. I love you and miss you just as much as the day we lost you. You were the best brother a girl could ask for. Gone, but neverbforgotten. I love you
— Cory wright
Posted: March 2, 2017, 9:51 am



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