Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Hoyt Keith Teasley

Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, March 11, 2005

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Reflections for Sergeant Hoyt Keith Teasley

Never to be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

February 26, 2024

I just heard of what happened to you in 2005; although I did not know you, I hope you are at peace as you attempted to do your job to protect others.

Sadaf Khan, BSN RN DNP-PMHNP Student

April 13, 2023

Rest in peace Sergeant Teasley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 29, 2019

Hey Sarge, I answered a call at your mothers house today, she still has your truck in the driveway and says she sits in it every now and then to just think of you. Rest easy brother.

Officer C. Ricketson
Atlanta Police Department

April 16, 2017

I salute you my brother. You gave your all. Rest in perpetual peace, and thank you for your unselfish and heroic service to society.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 11, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 27, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Teasley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

Thinking of you and your family today on this seventh anniversary of your death. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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 family and your friends for sharing their memoireis 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

March 11, 2012

Thank you for your courage and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

March 11, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 11, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 11, 2009

You were honored on the website tonite. Your memory lingers!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


December 30, 2008

Sgt. Teasley: The trial of the man who killed you was recently completed. I hope your family can find peace. I am sure the Lord will continue to watch over your family. God Bless You.

SSA Ellen Pierson

December 19, 2008

I still remember what craziness transpired that regretful day, March 11, 2005.
Brian Nichols is an evil soul and deserves the death penalty for all the destruction he caused. But the Lord will have justice in the end whether or not it is done here on Earth. Your memory lives on.
Sgt. Teasley served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who
knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. We never know when our lives on this
earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a
place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
(John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Sgt. Teasley. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


December 13, 2008

My Friend,
The coward is convicted now, he'll get his in the end. Heard your name in the news today and took a moment to reflect on our days serving together in the USAF. Always professional, confident in your duties and an inspiration to many. It was an honor serving with you while protecting this great nation....YOU ARE REMEMBERED

SMSgt Rich Jewell, USAF (Ret)
Friend & Fellow Military Brethren, 97th Muntions Squadron (AR)

November 8, 2008


Your Murderer has finally been convicted! Rest easy.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance
President Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victims Assistance/President GV COPS

November 7, 2008

Rest in Peace Bro, You wil never be forgotten.

SSgt. Lester W. Canty
Ga. Air National Guard

August 15, 2008

It is saddening to see that your ultimate sacrifice has made a local celebrity out of the man responsible for your death and the death of others. My heart goes out to your family and coworkers. Keep safe watch over all of us wearing the badge and walking the line.

Deputy Little #363
Douglas County Sheriffs Office GA.

May 10, 2008



April 7, 2008

Henry County Police Dept.,GA, Evening Watch North, we rode in your memory today. God speed brother, gone but never forgotten.

Lt. Jeff Maddox
Henry County Police Dept. GA

March 11, 2008

As, I reflect not only on my colleague but on my close and dear friend,( Sgt. Hoyt Keith Teasley). I recollect when I first met Sgt. Teasley in 1988, when I was hired with the department. The smile genuine, his kind heart, he had to be heaven sent.

A word of inspiration he could give, the confirmed hope that a situation will get better, just hearing his words made the situation better. From the "old jail" to the "new jail" we worked side by side. Even when he was transferred to the Courthouse and I went to the Warrants Division then then the Fugitive Unit, Teasley as we would call him (and he didn't mind, though his title was Sgt.), but his true rank was "Angel". He didn't het caught up in the "ranking game".

Teasly and I would talk daily, and I can remember a conversation, it was in the latter part of February sitting in the Warrants Division. I had just come back to work after Funeralizing my aunt. Teasley came in to the Warrant Office and he stated" baby girl" how are you doing?

And, I gave him a smile and I replied " I am doing good". Teasly stated "now you know I know you, you are always trying to put on that I'm doing act". He then stated " I wish for something good to happen for you, because you are always taking care of others, hang in there baby girl".

Now, on this dreadful morning, as I traveled to Michigan, I remember getting the phone call, informing me of what was going on at the Courthouse, that morning. And, as I would always do, (scroll to Teasley's cellphone number), and just as I was about to hit "send", the call was interrupted. And, I received the news.

Only for a little while we were sent, and in a blink of an eye, that little can be "now". Teasley, was a "true protector", and he paid the "ultimate price", doing what he loved. Yes, he defended his "country" in the United State Air Force. And, he defended the streets of Atlanta, county of Fulton.

Though we miss him here on earth, we shall meet up with him again. In all things God gives us understanding, so as we all "grieve" and "never" forget the lives of all those who has "answered the call". Remember God is the Author and Finisher, of our lives.

Teasley, go and take your rest, we all loved you. But, God loved you best.

"I shall never forget"

Deputy Vivian Dixon-Bradford
Fulton County Aheriff's Department

December 5, 2007

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 8, 2007

Thank you Sir, for your Service and your Ultimate Sacrifice.
May you rest in Perfect and eternal Peace. My deepest
Sympathy to your Family and friends. God Bless.

Lt. Art Sulton(retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.-SC

April 10, 2007

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
henry County Police Department

March 11, 2007

Your actions were truly heroic and courageous that day and the lives you saved as a result will probably never be fully known. May God watch over your family always and may you rest in peace my friend.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

March 11, 2007

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