KATY (Covering Katy News) – Retired Katy Police Chief Buddy Frazier died Wednesday, August 1, on his seventy-seventh birthday. Frazier served as Katy’s Police Chief for 13 years, holding the position from 1996 to 2009.
“He was a strong family man and avid outdoor sportsman, combining both by taking the family on fishing and hunting vacations,” said the obituary published by the Schmidt Funeral home. “Everyone called him “Buddy” because that was the way he made you feel around him, like a buddy.”
A 50-year law enforcement veteran, Frazier served the Dayton Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Village Police department where he retired in 1983.
Frazier came out of retirement and took a job as a patrolman on the Katy police force. Promotions lead him to become Chief of Police in February 1996.
Frazier served in the U.S. Army before beginning his 50-year law enforcement career.
Family and friends will gather from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel. Funeral services will be held at the same location Monday at 10:30 a.m. The burial service will be private.