Jackson Co. to remember veteran deputy

By Heartland News

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - Sunday and Monday Jackson County will lay to rest to one of its most well-known and highly-respected men in uniform.

Lt. Teas worked for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office for more than three decades. Wednesday, at just 56 years old, he passed away suddenly at his home from an apparent heart attack.

Visitation for Lt. Teas will be held Sunday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Christ Community Church in Murphysboro.

Lt. Teas will be given full police honors at his funeral which will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Visitation will precede Monday's service from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A police procession will follow to Murdale Gardens Cemetery where interment will take place.

When he wasn't in uniform, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley.

Mike is survived by two children Shane teas and his wife Lindsey of Oregon, IL and Morgan teas of Murphysboro; one sister Patricia Hankins and her husband Jim Hankins of Newton, IL; and two nephews Christopher Hankins and Matthew Hankins of Newton, IL.

he was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John A. Logan College Canine Project.

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