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

Funeral held for Bell County Sheriff's Deputy


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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