Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Richard Lee Teague

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, November 23, 1992

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Reflections for Officer Richard Lee Teague

I remember when officer Tina Dillard introduce us we never had a chance to have that first date. We could have had it all I remember that day as if it was yesterday it was raining so bad and I felt like something was wrong but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I miss you and will always remember you In my heart RIP and god bless his family .!


November 23, 2021

Wish you were still here my friend.

Det. Eric Scott
Greeneville Police Department

December 10, 2020

I remember the last shift you worked. You had come up to dispatch to pick up a print out. You walked around the dispatch center and spoke to everyone. When you left you stood at the door for a few moments looking around. It is something I will never forget. Rest in peace my friend

Juanita Cody
Former Dispatcher DCPD

September 18, 2020

Officer Teague rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2019

My Dear Friend Richard,

It has been over 21 years and I still miss you. During Police Memorial activities, I am reminded once more of the sacrifices made by you and the others on the too-long list of fellow officers. May your other friends and family find comfort in knowing that you left us doing something that you loved more than anything. God Bless and rest in peace.


Sgt C. Dillard, #1419
DeKalb County Police Dept, Tucker, GA

May 12, 2014

Richard, remembering all of our hero's on this day.
You are not forgotten and I know that you are deeply missed.

Lorraine Bond

May 15, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Teague. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 25, 2012

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 24, 2009

Officer Teague, thank you for your sacrifice and dedication. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

February 16, 2009

Richard, it has been over 16 years but I know that your mother and father are missing you tonight, Christmas Eve.
You will never be forgotten.
Lorraine Bond


December 24, 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

December 23, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 26, 2007

"IT IS NOT HOW HE DIED, BUT HOW HE LIVED, THAT MAKES HIM A HERO" Your sacrifice is not forgotten. Godspeed.


November 23, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

November 28, 2006

May Our Lord bless you.

November 23, 2006

You were like a brother growing up together. You are greatly missed and often thought of. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven someday.

E. Scott - Aux Patrolman
Greeneville Police Dept

September 10, 2006

You are missed so very much.

motorcycle officer
DeKalb Co. Police

August 3, 2006

Rest in Peace.

Federal Agent
Department of Justice

July 14, 2006

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

June 26, 2006

Richard, Its been a long time brother. You are no doubt missed and oftened thought of. Take care pal. See ya on the other side.

Joseph M. Carroll (Fmr DKPD Det.)

August 15, 2005

Richard, Its been a long time brother. You are no doubt missed and oftened thought of. Take care pal. See ya on the other side.

Joseph M. Carroll (Fmr DKPD Det.)

August 15, 2005

Richard you are missed and thought of often.

Dekalb Co. Police Department

February 26, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

November 23, 2004



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