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Deputy Sheriff Leonard Frazier | Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Leonard Frazier

Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, March 15, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/13/1929

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Frazier was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to recapture a suspect who had just escaped from jail at gunpoint. The suspect fired a shot at the pursuing deputies, striking Deputy Frazier in the head. The other deputy returned fire and killed the suspect. Deputy Frazier was taken to a local hospital where he died two days later.

Deputy Frazier had served with the Cocke County Sheriff's Department for 4 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.


Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 15, 2012


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