By LeaAnne Klentzman
On May 31, the Richmond police department bid farewell to Billy Frank Teague.
Teague, who has a law enforcement career that spans over 41 years, retired for a second time last week. According to Richmond Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast, “Billy Frank Teague began his law enforcement career with the Irving Police Department on January 1, 1969.” From there he went to work for the Gregg County Sheriff’s office in 1974 before moving to Fort Bend County. In Fort Bend County, he worked in all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office from 1975 to 1982 when he left to join the Texas Department of Public Safety and become a State Trooper. He retired from DPS on December 31, 2001.
Teague, who was stationed in Fort Bend as a Trooper, returned to local law enforcement in November 2004 when he was assigned as the Patrol Division Commander at the Richmond Police Department. Teague was later assigned as the Criminal Investigation Division Commander where he stayed until his retirement on May 31.
Richmond Mayor Hilmar Moore presented Teague with a gold watch to honor his dedication and commitment to the City of Richmond and the Richmond Police Department.