Local deputies to honor fallen TBI agent in ‘sea of blue’
JACKSON, Tenn. — West Tennessee deputies and other officers will be a part of a sea of blue Tuesday night to honor fallen TBI agent De’Greaun Frazier.
“In this profession, it’s a brotherhood, and we’re going down there to show honor and respect to one of our brothers who paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Madison County Deputy Randall Blankenship said.
Agent Frazier died Aug. 9 in the line of duty while taking part in an undercover drug sting with the TBI.
The sea of blue will take place in Shelby County.
Madison County Sheriff John Mehr retired with the TBI and says the next few days and months ahead will be tough.
“It’s kind of like when you’re in a wreck for the first time, then you’re kind of nervous about getting back out, and these agents are the same way. They’ll be really on guard, and reality has struck us,” Sheriff Mehr said.
Sheriff Mehr and his deputies lost one of their own last September, and they say the support of other law enforcement means the world.
“You’re always interacting with other agencies, and to see them pull together as one, that’s very important. It’s comforting, but it’s also comforting to the family,” Sheriff Mehr said.
“We want to show that family that we’re here. They’re a part of us, and they always will be,” Deputy Blankenship said. “It’s our job after that to show them that we always will be here for them.”
The sea of blue will be followed by Wednesday’s memorial services for Agent Frazier.
Here is the route for the procession Tuesday night.