Funeral held for Bell County Sheriff's Deputy - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Funeral held for Bell County Sheriff's Deputy

BELTON, TX (KXXV) -

Hundreds of people and officers from several agencies gathered Friday morning to remember Bell County Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Foster.

A private funeral service for Foster was held at the First Methodist Church of Belton at 11 a.m.

Foster died after he fell off a boat while fishing over the weekend. 

Game Wardens sent dive teams, extra boats and personnel to help find Foster.

He was eventually found under 26 feet of water by a helicopter. 

A visitation was held Thursday night at the Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.

Because Foster didn't die in the line of duty a full police funeral service was not held.

The family wanted the ceremony to be private so they denied a police escort but welcomed Fosters brother's in blue. 

An honor guard was posted at the church until the start of the service.

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