Deputy Sheriff James Thomas O'Bryant

Deputy Sheriff James Thomas O'Bryant

Attala County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, October 26, 1970

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James Thomas O'Bryant

Deputy James O'Bryant was shot and killed when responding to a domestic disturbance.

The shooter was apprehended and convicted and served 10 years in prison.

Deputy O'Bryant had served with the agency for 3.5 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Served 10 years in prison

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Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Attala County! Continue to Rest in Peace Deputy O'Bryant.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

October 26, 2015

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