Kelly A. FOSTER
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NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern / Goulburn – Class # 310
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 46412
Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday 18 January 2010 ( doing 7 months, 9 days at the Academy )
Probationary Constable- appointed 27 August 2010
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Senior Constable
Retirement / Leaving age: = ?
Stations: ?, Lithgow – Death
Service: From 18 January 2010 to Saturday 2 January 2021 = 10 years, 11 months, 15 days Service
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours system
Born: ? ? ?
Died on: Saturday 2 January 2021
Cause: Drowned – Off Duty – Rescue attempt in swift water
a Breast Cancer Survivor
Event location: Wollangambe Canyon at Mount Wilson, north of the Blue Mountains, NSW
Event date: Saturday 2 January 2021 – Sunday 3 January 2021
Funeral date: Thursday, 14 January 2021 at 12:30pm
Funeral location: Hoskins Memorial Uniting Church, 43 Bridge St, Lithgow, NSW
any Future Wake location: TBA
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2021 )
KELLY is mentioned on the National Police Wall of Remembrance
KELLY IS mentioned on the Sydney Police Memorial Wall
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Kelly, prior to joining the ranks of NSWPF was a Teacher.
Senior Constable Kelly Foster, aged 39, died following a canyoning incident at Mount Wilson yesterday (Saturday 2 January 2021).
Snr Cst Foster attested on 27 August 2010, after which she commenced duties as a probationary constable at Newtown Local Area Command.
She was confirmed as a constable in May 2012.
In May 2014, Snr Cst Foster joined the State Crime Command working as an intel analyst until May 2020.
She was most recently working at Chifley Police District, stationed at Lithgow Police Station.
NSW Police Acting Commissioner Mal Lanyon has extended his condolences to the Foster family on behalf of the NSW Police Force.
“It’s a very sad time for the NSW Police Force and Kelly’s death is a loss to the whole community,” Acting Commissioner Lanyon said.
“To hear reports that Kelly was trying to help another woman when she died demonstrates her commitment to the community she served and the ability to put the needs of others before her own.
“Kelly was a highly regarded and dedicated officer who will be sorely missed by colleagues across the force.
“Her policing career was put on hold when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, however, her strength to survive this and return to work is another testament to her strength and resilience.
“Above all, Kelly was a kind and loving daughter, sister and partner.”
Snr Cst Foster’s family have requested privacy at this time.
Missing canyoners found after sucked into whirlpool in Blue Mountains including NSW police officer
There has been a sad end in the search for two missing canyoners after they were sucked into a whirlpool in regional NSW.
The women had not been seen since disappearing beneath the water’s surface on Saturday in Wollangambe Canyon at Mount Wilson, north of the Blue Mountains.
But on Sunday, police divers joined the search and located two bodies around midday.
Police identified the 39-year-old woman as serving NSW Police officer, Senior Constable Kelly Foster, who has most recently been stationed at Lithgow Police Station.
The other woman is believed to be an international student, aged 24, from Chiswick.
She is yet to be formally identified and police are waiting for confirmation that family members are notified.
Witnesses told police the younger woman fell off her inflatable lilo and it was swept into the whirlpool.
Snr Cst Foster was also swept out when she tried to rescue her.
The other members of the group were uninjured.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Port Hacking High School pays tribute to Senior Constable Kelly Foster
The Port Hacking High School community is saddened by the tragic news that former student, NSW Police Senior Constable Kelly Foster, who lost her life in a tragic canyoning accident over the weekend.
Senior Constable Foster, 39, died following a canyoning incident at Mount Wilson on Saturday.
“Kelly graduated in 1999 and according to her peers was very smart, kind, had an easy going nature and always put others before herself,” a statement on the Port Hacking High School Facebook site said today.
“We send our deepest condolences to Kelly’s family and friends at this time.”