Deputy Sheriff James Dallas Bryant

Deputy Sheriff James Dallas Bryant

Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, January 26, 1936

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James Dallas Bryant

Deputy Sheriff James Bryant was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while he and his partner questioned the driver of a suspicious vehicle during a traffic stop on Route 58.

A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed struck Deputy Bryant and then fled the scene. The driver was eventually identified and arrested. The man was convicted of the charges in connection with Deputy Bryant's death.

Deputy Bryant was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted

hit and run, traffic stop

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Today, 78 years after his sacrifice, “A” Shift honors Deputy Bryant by dedicating our watch to him. God bless you, R.I.P. brother.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

January 26, 2014

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