Patrolman Bryant Kirn Birt

Patrolman Bryant Kirn Birt

Gastonia Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 1944

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Bryant Kirn Birt

Patrolman Bryant Birt succumbed to injuries sustained three years earlier in an automobile accident when his patrol car collided with a vehicle being driven by Patrolman S.C. McKenzie. Patrolman McKenzie, who was killed in the accident, was en route to work when he was dispatched to a fire call.

Both vehicles were responding to the call when the collision occurred. The crash left Patrolman Birt paralyzed and he died as a result of the injuries.

Patrolman Birt was survived by his wife and is buried in Blackville City Cemetery, Blackville, Barnwell County, South Carolina.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 13, 1941

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Patrolman Birt,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gastonia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 29, 2019

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