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Constable Richard LaVerne Teske | Clayton Village Police Department, Michigan Clayton Village Police Department, Michigan

Constable

Richard LaVerne Teske

Clayton Village Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, August 15, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Never apprehended

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Constable Richard Teske was killed in an automobile accident on Morey Highway near Plank Road while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle. His vehicle failed to make a bend in the road and it rolled over. Constable Teske was ejected from the vehicle and it landed on top of him. The vehicle he was chasing at the time was never found.

Constable Teske had been the constable in the evenings for one year. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I am sure you are proud that your son continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 21, 2013

 

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