Local School Says Goodbye to Beloved Crossing Guard

By: Matt Galka Email
By: Matt Galka Email

Tallahassee, FL -- May 29, 2012 --

School's out for the day, but this street crossing at Kate Sullivan Elementary still feels more empty than it should. That's because beloved crossing guard Robert Frazier passed away because of a stroke Sunday.

"I've been at Kate Sullivan for seven years, and since the day I arrived, he waved at me everyday, he waved at everyone everyday!" said special education teacher Denise Dennis.

Frazier was affectionately known as "Mr. Robert" by both students and adults alike. He was also known as a friend to many.

"He was a down to Earth guy, a modest fellow. He wasn't very boastful, but he was humble, and like I said, he was always willing to listen to you," remembered Jonathan Williams, a paraprofessional with the school.

Now a longtime friend of Frazier's mans his crosswalk. He admits that it won't be easy without Mr. Robert.

"Felt like I lost my brother, like he was just right next to me there. It kinda hurt and it still kinda hurt me now. But we all got to leave here one day," said fellow crossing guard Frank Walker.

Now, no matter how many people walk across this crosswalk, it will forever be missing Robert Frazier.


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