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Trooper Louis Perry Bryant | Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

Trooper

Louis Perry Bryant

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch: Saturday, June 30, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1995

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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.

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Captain William T. Mills
DeQueen Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 5, 1984
Cause: Automobile accident

Patrolman Herman E. Jones, Sr.
DeQueen Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 5, 1984
Cause: Automobile accident

Patrolman William R. Gilham
DeQueen Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 5, 1984
Cause: Automobile accident

Sergeant Roy M. Brewer
DeQueen Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 5, 1984
Cause: Automobile accident

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Trooper Bryant was a graduate of Fayetteville High School class of 1965. We will be having our 50th reunion this week. Special remembrance will be made of Trooper Bryant in a remembrance ceremony for all those in our class who are gone. So many times our classmates have remembered Louis P. Bryant for the good person he was.

Chris Thurston
High School Classmate
July 18, 2015

 

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