Type of Officer: Chief of Police
Jurisdiction: Oxford
County: Sumner
Death Date: 4/9/1995
Added to Memorial: 1995
Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident
Oxford Police Chief John Teter was critically injured April 2nd when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving while pursuing a suspect driving a stolen minivan. The high-speed chase, which included units from Winfield Police Department and the Sumner County sheriff’s office, continued and the suspect was later apprehended. Teter died from his injuries April 9th without regaining consciousness.