Lieutenant Delmar Teagan

Lieutenant Delmar Teagan

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 2007

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Delmar Teagan

Lieutenant Delmar Teagan was killed in an automobile crash while driving his government-issued vehicle home from a training session in Tallahassee.

A driver traveling on the opposite side of Rockridge Road, in Polk County, swerved into Lieutenant Teagan's path, striking his vehicle.

Lieutenant Teagan succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The other driver sustained minor injuries and will face charges related to the accident.

Lieutenant Teagan served with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for 10 years. He was assigned to the Lakeland office. He is survived by his expectant wife, two sons, father, and two sisters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

official travel, routine driving

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On the morning of April 13, 2021, FWC recruit class 41 honored the legacy of Lieutenant Delmar Teagan by performing a physical workout created in his memory. Participating in a memorial workout is simultaneously saddening and uplifting. It was, of course, a somber experience to learn of the loss of an accomplished and dedicated member of the FWC family. It was also uplifting that we were given the opportunity to participate in an activity that respected and preserved the legacy of such a prodigious individual.

We were fortunate that we could use this workout to push ourselves mentally and physically, in Lieutenant Teagan’s memory. Lieutenant Teagan’s legacy is one of honor, integrity, and a commitment to service as he ultimately gave his life in service to the people of the State of Florida. Remembering his sacrifice has given this recruit class a greater understanding of how the duties and responsibilities of an FWC officer serve a higher purpose.

The officers who have come before us paved the road of accountability that which we travel upon, and their actions of honor have built the foundations of exemplary character for our law enforcement careers. Lieutenant Teagan’s sacrifice will serve to motivate us intrinsically, by pushing us to be the absolute best that we can be, as individuals and as officers.

To Lieutenant Delmar Teagan, we thank you for your service to the State of Florida and its people.

To the Teagan family, we are the newest additions to your FWC family and look forward to supporting you always, in any way that we can. Your family will forever be in our thoughts and hearts.

FWC Recruit Class #41
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision

April 16, 2021

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