Hero of the Lowcountry: Eugene Frazier Sr.

January 25, 2018, 12:12 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — Retirement for a police lieutenant might look like an opportunity to “slow down” and enjoy the quiet life. Well, our hero, Eugene Frazier Sr. took on a new career as author and volunteer.

Mr. Frazier is the author of two books: ‘From Segregation to Integration: The Making of A Black Policeman,’ and ‘James Island: Stories from Slave Descendants’. He is a member of the St. James Presbyterian Church on James Island and the present worshipful master of the Sons of Elijah Masonic Lodge #457.

He is also a member of the organization to preserve and protect African American cemeteries on James Island.

That’s not all, his daughter Geraldine says “he is totally devoted to “being of service to others,’” and he is this year’s recipient of the Harold Koon Award given by the City of Charleston for volunteerism.

He still speaks at schools in the Charleston area about local history and also the subject of crime prevention. His involvement in the community led to so much that James Island Mayor, Bill Woolsey, proclaimed his birthday, May 7th as Eugene Frazier Day.

He is a friend of McLeod Plantation where his picture hangs in the plantation house honoring his dedication to preserving its history. He uses his books about James Island stories of slave descendants and plantation owners to teach children and families about this important era of history.

On behalf of Berkeley Electric Cooperative and FOX 24 we’d are proud to honor Mr. Frazier with the Heroes of the Lowcountry award.