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Patrolman Bryant Howard Peney | Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida


Bryant Howard Peney

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, January 6, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 1160

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/5/1996

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Patrolman Bryant Peney was shot on the night of January 5, 1996, during a foot chase with a subject. Patrolman Peney had tried to stop the subject while he was hiding in a bush along a highway. While the suspect was running, he turned and fired at Officer Peney. The bullet entered his arm, nicked his vest, and entered his chest. Patrolman Peney died in surgery at 0354 hours on January 6, 1996.

A manhunt involving approximately 200 police officers produced the suspect about nine hours later. The suspect was convicted of four counts, including first-degree murder, on May 26, 1999. On June 17, 1999, the suspect was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole by the jury. On August 27, 1999, the judge presiding over the case reversed the jury's decision and sentenced the suspect to death. The conviction was then commuted to life by the Florida Supreme Court after an appeal based on the ER/Trauma surgeon timeline.

Patrolman Peney had served with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department for six years. He is survived by his parents and twin brother, who also served as a Ft. Lauderdale police officer.

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Bryant and I were friends. We met at Deerfield Beach Police Dept.
He was a good, God fearing man who understood the magnitude of what he was called to do.
I spoke about him recently with my 7 year old daughter recently and will always honor his date of death.

It was my pleasure to know you Bryant!


Detective Paul Creelman
West Palm Beach PD
July 10, 2016


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