Trooper Louis Perry Bryant

Trooper Louis Perry Bryant

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1984

Louis Perry Bryant

Trooper Louis Bryant was shot and killed during a traffic stop by a member of a terrorist group. He was shot several times by the suspect with a modified Colt .45. The suspect was apprehended by police in Oklahoma after a shootout. He was sentenced to life without parole for Trooper Bryant's murder but sentenced to death for another murder. The death sentence was carried out in 1995.

Trooper Bryant was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Four members of the DeQueen, Arkansas, Police Department were killed in an automobile accident while en route to Trooper Bryant's funeral. The officers who were killed were Captain William Mills, Patrolman Herman Jones, Patrolman William Gilham, and Sergeant Roy Brewer.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1995

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We're thinking of you on this day. Our prayers are with you, your family and your fellow Troopers. Thank you for your service to Arkansas. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

June 30, 2017

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