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To Scott's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Scott in the late 60's when he and my now deceased ex-husband, Joe Krasny, worked at the Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Dept. He was a fun-loving fellow and we enjoyed his visits to our home. One Halloween night we had a party and someone had borrowed an old hearse and an Indian burial basket. Mike Hamlin laid in the burial basket outside our front door and would scare kids when they came treat or tricking. Later that evening the fellows loaded up the hearse with Mike in the burial basket and drove to the old WIBW radio/TV station and carried the basket inside! The fellow announcing was quite surprised and it being after midnight commented that he guessed some people didn't think Halloween was over! Scott was a wonderful person and won't be forgotten. Pat Winkenwader
~ Pat Winkenwader - November 16, 2019
David and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Scott's death. We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family as you go through this difficult time.
David and Donna Brooks
I have a card ready to send but can't find your address. If I find it I will put it in the mail.
~ Donna Brooks - November 13, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy is extended to Scott's family. I had the pleasure of sharing several years of my law enforcement career with him. He was loyal to serve others as he taught numerous law enforcement officers in the furtherance of their careers. Scott was a professional and always dressed the part. I don't recall a time when he did not look like a model from GQ. Scott will be missed for sure but his legacy lives on with an assortment of people who he has served. May he rest in peace and many blessings to the surviving family, friends, and colleagues.
~ Herman Jones - November 8, 2019
What a great person. In so many ways Scott (and Stephanie) were there for me and my young family (years ago). Scott was a true ambassador for all things right...he emulated doing the right thing when nobody was watching. Personally, I owe him! I will always and appreciate what he did for me and for what he did to get me started in my law enforcement career. The rest I will keep for myself...
Scott’s ideals for the preservation of law enforcement as a profession was trendsetting. His visions of making modern law enforcement not only legitimate but also meaningful was translucent in all his teaching, coaching and mentoring. Those of us impacted by Scott will uphold our responsibilities to the profession by solidifying our legacies and upholding the legacies of those like Scott. We will carry the “flag” high and with stoic solitude as we remember Scott’s legacy, yet staying on our path. Our emotions will run their course but we will remain steadfast in our vision, mission and duty. Rest easy my brother...we will take it from here.
Lt. Harry Louderback
Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office
~ Harry Louderback - November 6, 2019
Scott was an amazing individual. Scott was a great guy, wonderful smile, great sense of humor, dedicated LEO. He will be missed by many.
May God bless Stephanie and the family with wonderful memories bringing each comfort and peace.
~ Beverly Goodson Holly - November 5, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. Your entire family is in my prayers. I only worked with Scott for 4 years but in that time, I had many conversations with him. I found Scott to be well spoken, kind hearted and professional. The service he gave to both our Country and our State speaks volumes. He will be missed immensely. If I could speak to Scott one more time, I would simply tell him again “Thank you for your service.” Paul Forese
~ PAUL FORESE - November 5, 2019
I remembering meeting Scott a long time ago when I first began my law enforcement career. He helped teach different segments at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. I met him back in 1994. I had the pleasure of attending many of his seminars and learned so much from him and still use a lot of techniques that I learned from him, today. He was a great man and did a great deal for law enforcement throughout Kansas and for so many departments. He is truly a very special officer that served the citizens of Kansas to his very best. I will always remember him as one of the best Law Enforcement Officers that has ever served in Kansas.
Lt. Josh Biera
Kansas Highway Patrol, Garden City
~ Josh Biera - November 5, 2019
Scott was such a special person! I loved having him as our special security person at the insurance department. I have so many wonderful memories of Scott and his great sense of humor. He had “ESP - N”. CHUCKLE.... One day I forgot to put on earrings and joked about feeling so underdressed. At some point during the day Scott bought some funny St. Patrick’s Day earrings for me to wear (probably at Walgreen’s) and I still have them. But my most poignant memory is my last day in the department. I came in the morning of the inauguration and waited until shortly after 11:00, the time I felt the new commissioner had been sworn in. Scott offered to walk me to my car as he did frequently. I was crying because I was leaving my dear friends at the department, Scott included. He understood. Such a special person. My condolences to his wife and family. I know you have many, many wonderful memories of this sweet man to keep him close as you mourn his passing. My thoughts are with you. ??
~ Sandy Praeger - November 5, 2019
Stephanie - my deepest sympathies in your loss of Scott.
~ Connie DiPasquale - November 5, 2019
I worked with Scott at KBI for many years, but the time we shared together was mostly at the KBI booth during the Kansas State Fair. Scott always worked that booth, and several of us would help him out. There were always many annual fair-goers stopping by to see Scott, and they were always disappointed if he'd stepped away for a break. We always laughed that no one really cared about the information at our booth, or us, they just wanted to see Scott Teeselink! And I get it. He was funny, charming, kind, smart, and absolutely loved his career and the KBI. And his enthusiasm was infectious! I wish I could remember just a fraction of all the stories he told, but he always had me laughing. We lost a good one this week. My deepest sympathies to his wife and family. Karen (Hamm) Osborn, retired KBI '77-'09
~ Karen Osborn - November 5, 2019
I am at a loss for words and my heart is broken. I hope you and Scott both know what you mean to me and my family. During my time in law school, working for the University Police Dept. provided me with a sanctuary of stability and familiarity when the rest of my life was in a controlled chaos. When we moved to Wichita the miles and constraints of a new job became a barrier but you cannot imagine the number of times you all were on my mind. Scott lived a life on his own terms and I will take comfort in God's promise that I will see him again. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Ted, Tracy, Justin and Dawson Griffith
~ Ted Griffith - November 5, 2019
To the Teeselink Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Scott was a great person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Earl Dean and Nita Tibbits
~ Juanita Tibbits - November 5, 2019
Scott and I were good friends. We worked on several cases together when I was with Lawrence Police Dept. and he was with the KBI. He was working on a homicide by Junction City and drove to Lawrence to be best man at our wedding. He then drove back to Junction City and back to work. This is an example of how good of a man he was.
~ Carrol Crossfield - November 5, 2019
Scott will be missed greatly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. It was a pleasure to work for your family and what I consider making friends. My sincere condolences, Scott will be missed by anyone who ever met him.
~ John Curley - November 5, 2019
Scott always had a way of showing up at a call or car stop to back Officers. I always enjoyed his sense of humor and made a stressful situation a little easier to cope. I can still see him running around town in his special KBI hot rod with all the lights and bells and whistles.
It was an honor to know and work with him.
~ Jerry Ries (Retired TPD Sgt) - November 4, 2019
I first met Scott when I was a Detective with the Salina PD in the late 80’s. He was giving Chief John Woody a hard time as only he could! Scott was a great guy. I was a young Detective and was impressed how Scott got along with everyone and the respect shown to him. He was definitely a Cop’s Cop in so many ways! RIP Scott.
~ Don Poore - November 4, 2019
I first met Scott when we both worked at KBI back in 1974-1975. I always appreciated his quick wit and "blatant" sense of humor. That man could talk his way out of almost anything/any situation. He was very good at his job, no matter the assignment. Many hearts, including mine, are deeply saddened by his passing, I am very sure. My most sincere condolences to his family during this most difficult time. God bless.
Rosana "Rosie" Sweeten
~ Rosana SWEETEN - November 4, 2019
I met Scott when I wa a detective in Salina in the 70 s. Will always remember him. I have been to numerous instruction classes in my 40 years as a police officer.
Scott and John Woody were he to
Teachers I ever listened to. I loved
His humorous presentations.
~ David Smith - November 4, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott’s family and friends. I met him when I was with the Atchison Kansas Police Department in the late 90’s. He put on a class for our department as we were developing our own tactical unit. I was a new officer at the time and he was bigger than life. He had been there and done just about everything. Scott was a classy guy who was always professional and never made you feel like you weren’t an equal. RIP we will take it from here. Tom Foxworthy
~ Tom Foxworthy - November 4, 2019
Scott was one of the best, the world is a bit more lonely without him. I had him as an instructor, and in several in service classes. He was also the agent in charge on a past case I worked with him. He was one of those people who you just liked being around! Rest well brother.....
~ Dennis Brown - November 4, 2019
When I think of Scott Teeselink, I always think of the homicide in Pittsburg, Kansas. A young college student was killed, and her body was not located. Scott transported the suspect Gideon back to Kansas by vehicle. Scott's treatment of Gideon was very humane, furnishing cigarettes and shampoo to him. Gideon informed Scott where the body was. This was very good police work.
The Teeseling family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary and Ethel Pettijohn
~ Gary Pettijohn - November 4, 2019
My very sincere condolences for your loss. Scott was a wonderful person and could bring wit and humor into almost any situation. He will be missed. I am unable to attend the celebration of life for Scott as I am attending one for my sister Saturday. Again my condolences, may the Lord bring peace and comfort to all.
~ Mark Wanamaker - November 4, 2019
I had the privilege of attending several classes (as a young rookie and later as an experienced officer) that Scott conducted while he was with the KBI. He was the epitome of a dedicated, professional law enforcement officer who was passionate about helping others in law enforcement learn and become better at protecting and serving. Scott was a true Sheepdog in every sense of the word and I learned a great deal from his classes that allowed me to be a better officer. Thank you Scott and thank you to the Teeselink family for sharing such a wonderful man with the rest of us. I pray that God comforts you with strength and comfort, fills your hearts with Love and your minds with cherished memories. God's Speed Scott, we'll take it from here brother.
~ Mike Brown - November 4, 2019
Scott will be missed by many. I enjoyed learning from him when I attended KLETC in 1991 and at KHP Academy in 1999.
I enjoyed his humor and wit. He was very professional when it came to teaching officer safety and human trafficking, sex crimes, etc.
May God Bless him and his entire family.
~ Ritch Brown - November 4, 2019
So sorry to hear this sad news...Scott and I first met at the academy in Hutchison Ks..He was not only a great person but a great teacher . God Bless to All... Gary Scott Pittsburg Ks
~ Gary Scott - November 4, 2019
I loved this guy. He was with the KBI and was raising money for some kind of charity buy spending the night in the New Shawnee County Jail. No inmates were there yet. His KBI car was parked in the Sally Port. A few of us officers stole the hub caps off his car. He apparently had a feeling we were going to mess with him so he set up a camera watching his car and caught us in the act. It was funny because we were laughing and running around thinking we were getting away with it and he showed us the footage. BUSTED. He was sleeping in a cell in the medical module and we rolled the hubcaps down the hall to wake him up and took off thinking he wouldn't know who it was. He already had us on tape stealing them. RIP my brother. Todd Rogers Captain Shawnee County DOC Retired.
~ Todd Rogers - November 4, 2019
"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace."
~ John Anguiano - November 4, 2019
I worked with Scott at WUPD and Stephanie as well. I will remember him always. Sorry for your loss Steph, big hug!
~ Kenton Lewis - November 4, 2019
My first “meeting” of Scott was at the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Officer. He walked into the dispatch room in his undercover greatness, grabbed a radio waved hello and walked out. I was astounded as I thought they just let anyone in here? Then I was told he was an undercover officer. Later I worked for KBI and actually met him. He was funny, always had his “special” handkerchief, and usually a funny story.
To your family, I know there are special memories that will help through your pain. You have a very special Angel watching over you now.
~ Diana Doak - November 4, 2019
Many of us could write a book based on our relationship with Scott. I was very fortunate to be hired by and work with Scott in the late 70s and early 80s at the KBI. He then helped facilitate my transition to the Sheriff's Office. Over the years, we would see each other, eventually with both of us ending up at Washburn University. It was amazing to see Scott, after all those years at the KBI, strutting around in a police uniform. I must confess, he was meant to wear the blue! Stephanie, you're in my thoughts. Godspeed my friend!
~ Gary Bayens - November 4, 2019
Eternal rest grant unto Scott and comfort to those that love him. - From Jenea (Gerstner) Chartier , KBI 1992-1995
~ Jenea Chartier - November 4, 2019
I knew Scott later in his career and found him to be extremely professional, patriotic and with a great sense of humor! He did indeed love law enforcement, and would do anything he could for you.
My condolences to his family, but rest assured he did you and himself proud and will be missed by many.
~ Scott Martin - November 4, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Scott's passing. Had the privilege of knowing and working with him for a number of years both before and after I joined the KBI. So many great stories to tell about him from the time he accidentally blew a hole in a ceiling tile with a blank shotgun round to his fake helicopter call on an M-Squad case. Always had a smile but also always serious when the situation demanded it. My condolences to Scott's family, he will be missed.
~ Scott Ferris - November 4, 2019
To the Teeselink family . I'm so sorry to hear of Scott's passing . Scott was a true patriot and a very good friend to many . He will be dearly missed ! May god comfort your family and hold you close in this time of sorrow !
Leroy Rice . Retired TPD
~ LeRoy Rice - November 4, 2019
Scott was my mentor when I started at the KBI in 1973. He soon became a very good friend and “brother”. We had great times at the Bureau, particularly in the early days when we worked drug cases together. He got a big kick out of flying in National Guard helicopters as part of the marijuana eradication program. He was a great instructor who had a gift of gab. I never ever heard an angry word from him towards others; he was just a good human being who took pleasure in helping others. Scott had a wonderful mom who I had the pleasure of knowing, and I’m sure she was a huge part in him being the way he was. He will be dearly missed. I extend my sincere condolences to his family.
~ Dale Finger - November 4, 2019
Kansas lost a dedicated law enforcement officer over the weekend. Scott Teeselink was one of a kind. He thoroughly enjoyed his profession and was a gentleman in his career. Scott brought a sense of humor to situations yet had a commanding presence when necessary. To Stephanie, my deepest condolences. Scott will be missed by a great number of friends.
~ Steve Starr - November 4, 2019
Godspeed, my friend !
~ Dave Burlew - November 4, 2019
I am retired from Human Resources at the KBI. I always looked forward to seeing and talking to Scott. He was a witty and caring man. My thoughts are with you all.
~ Karen McDaniel - November 4, 2019
My condolences to the Teeselink Family,
I had the pleasure of working with Scott on a number of occasions during my time at the Topeka Police Department. He was always a consummate professional and as a man who also enjoys dressing nicely, I always appreciated his eye for fashion He had a keen sense of style. Always sharply dressed. He will be missed.
~ Tony Kirk - November 4, 2019
Scott was perhaps the most colorful person that I every knew. His presence was bigger than life, his voice booming and commanding, and his expressions captured the point perfectly. Because Scott was the media spokesman for the KBI, many people thought that Scott worked every case assigned to the bureau. Like other Agents, I would often get asked by victims and witnesses if Scott was present, just because they wanted to meet him. He was like no other. We will miss this good man. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
~ Bill Halvorsen - November 4, 2019
Scott will be greatly missed. His great personality, kindness, and sense of humor made him the great guy he was. He was so much fun, and liked, and well respected where ever he worked. RIP Scott.
~ Lynda Larsen - November 4, 2019
I met Scott in the early '70s when he became a Deputy in Shawnee, Co.(Topeka) Ks. He would tell of his time as an Ambulance Attendant and a radio DJ, in Wichita, Ks..
I was a Deputy (1968-1997) assigned to the Communications Div.. Sometimes I would ride with him on Patrol. There was one night I remember, it was a busy one, where he played DJ on the police radio and transmitted the theme song from the TV show 'Hawaii Five O' during a pursuit !!!
One year, during the State Fair, he showed up with 2 Police motorcycles (He borrowed them fron Wichita PD) and He and another SNSO Deputy rode them around the Fairgrounds. They were in the old black and gray uniforms with gold helmets...Boy did they look sharp !!! (Recently a photo of him, in that uniform, standing beside a motorcycle with his Long Flowing 'Hippie Hair, showed up on FaceBook. GRINS !!!)
Scott moved on to be a KBI agent after a few years and I lost contact with him. I do know that he worked UnderCover for a while out on west Kansas and out of state too.
Scott would Light up a room when he walked in, being a little taller than most of us helped !!!
He will forever be in my Heart and thoughts.
"H-1, 10-7 (in Heaven). KAA-399"
~ Mike Hamblin - November 4, 2019
My Condolences to the family of Scott, This is a Great Loss to LEO.
I knew Scott from working as a Field Agent For ABC.
Scott always greeted you with a big smile and was a friendly guy. God received a Great Angel. May God wrap his arms around all of you. May Scott our Brother in Blue RIP. Retired ABC Agent Libby Smith.
~ Libby Smith - November 4, 2019
Scott was an incredible man! He was a big part of my life and I will always be grateful for the many memories we shared. I will always remember his smile, his exceptional wit and humor, and his laugh. He was the 'party' wherever he went. He will be sorely missed and will always have a special place in my heart.
~ JONA CARTER TATRN - November 3, 2019
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