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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Deputy Sheriff O’Bryant,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Attala County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 26, 2020

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