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Lieutenant Delmar Teagan

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 2007

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Reflections for Lieutenant Delmar Teagan

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

Rest in peace Lt. Teagan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2020

During the early morning of Tuesday, April 10, 2019, FWC class 38’s 34 recruits and the instructor staff from the FWC Law Enforcement Academy honored the life and public service legacy left by Lieutenant Delmar Teagan, of the FWC in the form of a memorial workout. As a class, we put forth our strength and our physical ability to honor Lieutenant Teagan’s devotion to duty and high regards of the FWC.

This is one of the many ways that help drive home what our passion and actions are all about. Lieutenant Teagan’s career inspires us daily to live up to his high standards and work our hardest to better ourselves for the good of our agency and families in our personal and professional lives. We thank you, Lieutenant Teagan, for the service and sacrifice that you put forth to our agency, communities, and the Great State of Florida.

To the family of Lieutenant Teagan,
We are your extended FWC family. We honor and support you and your needs in whatever way we can help.

With deepest respect,
FWC Recruit Class 38

FWC Recruit Class 38
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

April 11, 2019

though i only knew you for five years i will always remember you as the amazing, great, loving father that you were. you will forever be with me and our family dad.

merrick teagan

July 20, 2016

though i only knew you for five years of my life you will always be remembered at a great and loving father to me and my hero.

merrick teagan

July 20, 2016

Lieutenant Teagan,

Today, FWC Recruit Class 30 conducted a workout to honor your memory and supreme dedication to the community, Florida's natural resources, and the profession of law enforcement. Your courage, commitment, and sacrifice is an inspiration to us and all of the FWC family.

To the Teagan Family,

Recruit Class 30 wants you to know that we continue to honor the legacy of Lieutenant Teagan, and support the Teagan Family.

FWC Recruit Class Thirty
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

April 14, 2016

To the family left behind to pick up and move forward, you are all in my prayers today and always. May God cotinue to guide you all. We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your loved one made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace LT. Teagan...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

April 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Teagan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Heroes do live forever, and you sir are one of them. We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your entire family made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


April 13, 2011

3 years ago today You went home to be with Jesus and left Your Family and Love Ones and Your fellow officers.
And I know that thay all love and miss Ya.
I pray thay You rest in peace.


April 13, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over your family and close friends. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 13, 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

April 13, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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. Rest In Peace.

I hold your family in my thoughts and prayers today. You are loved and missed by so many.

Phyllis Loya

Phylllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 13, 2009

To Lt. Delmar Teagan, his family and his fellow officers with the Flordia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Lt. Teagan’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Lt. Teagan and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

April 13, 2009

You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten.


October 11, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

May 22, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

April 24, 2008

Officer Teagan and Family,
Our hearts break for you on this sad one year date of your EOW. We will be in Washington to hear your name read with honor and respect for the sacrifice you made. You are a true hero.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Fallen Officer Matthew Rittenhouse 9/16/2004

April 13, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 12, 2007

Dearest Del,
It seems like only last year that we were in college working with crazy teenages at M-Fuge in Palm Beach and Mobile. I think of and miss you often. Your free and we will carry on until we meet again. May God bless your family and give them peace.
Peace & Love
Cliff Turner & family

Cliff Turner

November 8, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Lieutenant Teagan, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Delmar, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Delmar's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Delmar's life was about so much more than the way he died. Delmar will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Lieutenant Teagan, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 28, 2007

You are in my thoughts & prayers Teagan family. Remember that you are never alone, for we as Survivors are all one family.

Jennifer Nichols
widow FWC Officer Roy Burnsed EOW 10-26-01

October 25, 2007

May God give you peace and comfort. My husband was killed on Friday Jan 13, 2006 and I was also expecting.

Amy Ricks
wife of Cory Ricks EOW 1-13-06

May 21, 2007

Rest in Peace.

Park Ranger Chris Chappell
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks

May 18, 2007

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

May 16, 2007

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