TEATHER, Robert Gordon




Author Tags: Law

As a 30-year veteran of the RCMP, Bob Teather was only the thirteenth Canadian to receive the Cross of Valour after rescuing two trapped fishermen in an overturned boat two miles off the B.C. coast. He was also awarded the RCMP's highest award, the Commissioner's Commendation for Bravery. A long time member of the RCMP underwater team, Teather wrote Underwater Investigator, spent seven years in hostage negotiation and produced many training cassettes related to underwater crime and tragedy. In addition to his duties related to Uniform Patrol, Hostage Taker-Barricaded Person Negotiator and Diving Instructor, he lectured to police officers, firefighters, doctors and others throughout Canada and the U.S.A. on diving techniques, underwater crime scene photography, ice diving procedures and many other topics that are diving related. Teather died of a heart attack on November 13, 2004 at 57. "He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humour," said his publisher Rodger Touchie.

DATE OF BIRTH: March 20, 1947

PLACE OF BIRTH: Hamilton, Ontario

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: April, 1968

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Retired; RCMP

BOOKS:

Scarlet Tunic (Volume l), Heritage House, (l994)
Scarlet Tunic (Volume 2), Heritage House, (l996)
Mountie Makers (Heritage House, 1997; reprinted as Mountie Makers: Putting the Canadian in RCMP, 2nd edition, 2004)

[BCBW 2004] "Law"