Constable Richard LaVerne Teske

Constable Richard LaVerne Teske

Clayton Village Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, August 15, 1964

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Richard LaVerne Teske

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.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

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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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