Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Roscoe Teague

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, May 30, 1995

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Reflections for Sergeant Roscoe Teague

Had you on my mind today, miss you Dad

Gabriele Merrill
Daughter

October 3, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 30, 2015

Another year gone by Daddy, your Grandaughter is a senior as of today in high school. How time has gone by so quickly.
I could say so many I wish....I want....
I miss you

Gabriele
daughter

May 22, 2015

Bob and I attended Officers Candidate School together in 1966. We developed a close bond with all of our classmates due to our common goal of completing the course. His family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace my friend.

Captain (Ret) Pete Starlinhg
Friend

April 2, 2014

I didn't work on your shift, but I still remember times that you give me "advice" on the job. You always seemed to have a way of getting across to us new guys. I'm sure Tim, and Joey could say the same.

I'm the training coordinator for my agency now. Sometimes the guys want to know why I'm hard, but fair. After twenty-five years, I can say that I had good role-models. Steve, Glayton and you are always on my mind when I enter the room for a new recruit class.

Thank you for your honor, your service, and your inspriration to a new generation. I hope I can do the same that you did for us and continue to this day.

Thanks Sarge! God Bless!

Sgt. Jon Frazier
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

May 12, 2013

Happy Fathers Day Daddy. I wish you were here to see your Granddaughter, you would be so proud of her and her accomplishments so far in life.
I miss you!

Gabriele
Daughter

June 17, 2012

I think of you every day. I miss you.

Gabriele
Daughter

June 10, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends dor sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 30, 2012

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 30, 2008

Gosh Roscoe, I cannot believe 12 years has passed since you left us, you are still missed by all who knew you.

I'll never forget our talks about our tours of duty in Vietnam. I often wondered if you were ever one of the chopter pilots that set me in a real "Hot LZ", remember?

I was just thinking,I don't believe I ever saw you "not" smiling and I will always remember that about you. And that you were a great Law Enforcement officer, fellow Nam vet and friend.

You are missed by all of us. But, we know your in a better place and with some of the gang from SCSD,tell Arthur and Steve I said hello. We'll see you all again someday and we'll talk about old times.

Rest In Peace my friend.

You, Steve, Arthur and all the others will never be forgotten.
************************
"When you go home
Tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow
We gave our today,"

Captain Lynn Hawkins, Ret.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

September 14, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

August 20, 2007

G-d Bless.

May 30, 2007

It's the end of 2006 and I am still on the job. You are the one that trained me. I still have the training file from 1991. You are in my thoughts often. I am now training a new guy. Guess I know what you were thinking. I still remember eating the steak at the end of my training and then having to chase the guy up the hill in Orebank. Those who were there are now laughing. I know you are in a better place. See you again someday.

Tim Duncan
CSX Police

October 18, 2006


A HERO TO ALL

May 30, 2005

It does not matter if it was yesterday or 20 years ago. You and all your brothers will not be forgotten Officer Teague. Thank you for you service.

Anonymous

March 19, 2004

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