On Thursday, the Foster household stood collectively in entrance of a picture of Senior Constable Foster’whereas her sister Leigh learn a press release thanking the neighborhood for his or her assist.
“Not solely was Kelly a proud and devoted police officer, she was a loving sister, daughter, accomplice and good friend,” Leigh stated. “She was one among a sort; powerful when she wanted to be, however selfless, at all times supporting the folks round her.
“This was true all through her life, from her earliest position as a protecting huge sister, to her early profession as a trainer, and later as a police officer. She overcame the challenges in her life with grit and resilience and did so with a smile that lit up her entire face – and each room she entered, a sparkle in her eye and amusing that was infectious.
“These two days have been the toughest of our lives, however our ache was made that bit extra bearable by the love, generosity, assist and care of the primary responders,” the Foster household stated.
Senior Constable Foster joined the police in August 2010, after which she commenced duties as a probationary constable at Newtown Native Space Command. She was confirmed as a constable in Could 2012.
In Could 2014, Senior Constable Foster joined the State Crime Command working as an intelligence analyst, earlier than she moved to Lithgow Police Station in Could final 12 months.
Throughout her years with the drive, she was awarded the Nationwide Police Service Medal, the Nationwide Medal, the NSW Police Medal and a Commissioner’s Unit Quotation in recognition of her involvement within the response to the Lindt Cafe Siege.
NSW Police Drive Commissioner Michael Fuller stated, earlier in her profession, Senior Constable Foster had demonstrated the hallmarks of turning into a revered and profitable police officer.
“Kelly’s mild nature, enthusiasm and dedication to her policing duties was treasured by her work colleagues and the neighborhood whom she so tirelessly served,” he stated. “She was very a lot a shining instance of an officer who really upheld our policing traditions of professionalism, dedication, honour and braveness.
“It was these actual traits that Senior Constable Foster might be without end remembered; when she selflessly put herself in peril to rescue and save one other. The place, with out hesitation, she valiantly went to the rescue of a companion regardless of the peril that was to beat them each. Her heroism, distinctive bravery and sacrifice is past query”.
Commissioner Fuller awarded her the Commissioner’s Valour Award.
Laura is against the law reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.