Report James Best Has Passed Away in James Best / Rosco P. Coltrane Posted April 13, 2015 I was always a big fan of the show and was so glad to be able to take my family to see him several years ago in Griffin, GA. His nick name for his wife was Teenser, perhaps because of her petite size. I don't remember where I picked up that piece of information but when the kids were buying souvenirs at his counter I pointed at some shiny gold Sheriff badges and said to his wife Dorothy "I'll take a couple of those teenser badges" and said it like Rosco. She told Jimmy that and we all had a chuckle over it. He was a very accommodating person and it was neat to cut the fool with him in person a bit. He also did some impromptu stuff with a Don Knotts impersonator, as both were dressed as Sheriffs. Good times. Hard to believe it's been nearly 30yrs ago when this show first came out.