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Mystery Writers Academy: David Frazier, crime reporter

  • 10/24/2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland (Teton B Room)

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Note start time of 6:30 PM. The Mystery Writers Academy is intended for adults only. Thank you for your understanding .

DAVID R. FRAZIER is a third generation photojournalist who has lived in Boise 51 years.

His presentation will include:

  • Difference in technology and society in past 50 years that makes solving crimes easier
  • How a reporter helped solve crimes by making people aware 
David started working at the Idaho Statesman in 1968 and it took them nearly 5 years to have the good sense to fire him. Since that time Dave has written for the NEW YORK TIMES, TIME MAGAZINE, THE PORTLAND OREGONIAN and made photos for about every publisher in the U.S. 

He has traveled the world making educational pictures for textbook publishers and travel guides. His first book, “DRAFTED!  Vietnam at War and at Peace” is a memoir of his service in the Vietnam War in 1967 & 68.  The book is rich in history, humor, and of photos made during the war and on three return visits to Vietnam. In his spare time he publishes an on-line newsblog he calls THE BOISE GUARDIAN.  The content deals mostly with local government issues.

He is a former police reporter for the YPSILANTI PRESS in Michigan and the IDAHO STATESMAN. Interest in law enforcement got him appointed as the citizen representative on the Idaho Law Enforcement Planning Commission in the early 1970s by Gov. Cecil Andrus.  He also served 5 years as a police officer in Garden City. 



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