Officer
Marshall Ruark Foster
Indianapolis Police Department
Friday, July 4, 1947

Age: 28
Served: 3 months
Badge #:
Panel 45W, Line 14
Panel L31, Line 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, July 4, 1947

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Michigan and Alabama streets, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed
Burial Place:
Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle

   Officer Marshall Foster was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the scene of an apartment fire.

   The 22-year-old male driver of the vehicle that struck Officer Foster was not charged as a result of the accident.

   Officer Foster was survived by his wife.

Military Service


United States Army


The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.


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