Officer Frazier was investigating three men in a Lincoln Town Car parked at a rest stop. When he walked up to the car, the three men got out, of the car, and began assaulting the officer.
“They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,” Chief Deputy Don Bass said.
While the men dragged Frazier towards the woods, he was able to get one hand free. He pressed a button on his belt that opened the door to his K-9 unit.
Frazier suffered a cut to his forehead from a box cutter and multiple bodily injuries. His K-9 dog Lucas broke four canine teeth during the attack and tore his ACL. Thankfully, both of them have recovered from their injuries.
Lucas was awarded for his actions. He received PETA’s heroic dog award, while Brookhaven Animal Rescue League gave Lucas their Hero of the Year Award for 2015. Frazier accepted the award and talked about Lucas’ heroic actions.
“I had three people on me, and I’m not a very big man, and they basically whipped my butt,” Frazier said. “And luckily thank God I had Lucas here, and I had a button on my belt that I wear, and when I hit the button Lucas jumped out of the car and attacked all three of them and they ran away. That’s why he’s my hero.”
The Sun Herald revisited the case a year later and learned the attackers had still not been found.
“It’s still an open case, but we have no leads,” Sherriff Ricky Adam said. “We chased leads for weeks, from Biloxi to New Orleans East. Cars would match the description, people would call in, but nothing panned out.”
Deputy Frazier was doing very well and after the attack, he and Lucas both retired from the force, and Frazier took Lucas home with him. Frazier began pursuing his lifelong passion: dog training. He started a K-9 training business called TLB K-9 Enterprises, and he helps K-9 dogs learn the skills that Lucas used to save him.
Frazier and Lucas have also participated in FEMA search and rescue operations. Lucas searches for people who are trapped in buildings and then barks to let FEMA rescuers know that he found someone who needs help.
Lucas is a brave and heroic dog who has saved many lives, including his owner’s. This amazing pup is why dogs are known as man’s best friend.
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