December 31, 2014

James Foster Jr. - Law Enforcement Fatality - Louisiana

Police Officer James Foster Jr., age 39, died in the line of duty on December 30, 2014, at a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
James Foster Jr.

Officer Foster was a member of the Denham Springs Police Department.  He had one year of service as a reservist and five years as an officer, working patrol and drug enforcement.

James was on motorcycle patrol on the evening of December 29, 2014.  He and two marked patrol cars were responding to a call of an accident on a local Interstate. 

A vehicle, driven by a 78 year old male, made a left turn in front of James' motorcycle and James struck the vehicle.  He was thrown approximately 80 feet.  

He was rushed to a nearby hospital but tragically he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The driver of the vehicle who turned in front of him has been cited for failure to yield.

James was an Army veteran. 

He had graduated from law enforcement motorcycle school only weeks before.  He
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint
of the Police, pray for James and
for those who have lost him
did have prior motorcycle experience riding his own Harley-Davidson. 

The Denham Springs Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Comrades remember him as an all-around great guy with morals and ethics. He was kind to others and respectful of everyone.  He was well-liked.  He is also described as intelligent. 

He died in the service of his community. He will be forever remembered.

James' loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

James is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife; his 19 year old daughter and 18 year old son.

Thank you for your service to the community, James. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure.  They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that James is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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