The Journal Gazette
Sunday, October 04, 2020 1:00 am

Partners remember case with fondness

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

Homicide detectives and partners Liza Anglin and Scott Tegtmeyer have worked some pretty grim cases, but ask either one which they most remember and it's a 2009 domestic battery that sounds like a bit in a movie script.

“We were both on day shift working northwest,” Anglin said. She was pretty sure a woman was getting battered; Tegtmeyer said the two were clearing a house after a burglary.

“I was going in as lead,” Tegtmeyer said. “I felt there was a good possibility the bad guy was still in the back.”

Guns drawn, Anglin was right behind Tegtmeyer with her hand on his back “like we're supposed to do,” Anglin noted.  At the front door, she sensed Tegtmeyer was hesitating and gave him a bit of a shove.

“I remember her pushing me on the back,” Tegtmeyer recalled. “I told her 'I'll go when I'm damned ready.' ”

The partners found the victim in the bathroom with the suspect, a “battery in progress,” as Anglin remembered it.

Anglin said the two of them laugh about it now, but at the time, it got her so mad she went home fuming and spent time cooling off.

During the same era she was a single mother and Tegtmeyer was there to help when a pet bird died.

“I can't do dead birds or mice, rodents,” Anglin explained. “I had to call Scott to come take care of it for me.”

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