Constable Elijah Bryan

Constable Elijah Bryan

Bethel Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, June 20, 1899

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Elijah Bryan

Constable Elijah Bryan was seriously cut and beaten with a rake by four men when he attempted to arrest one of them for disorderly conduct. He died from his wounds six weeks later. Three of the suspects, two which were father and son, were arrested a short time after the attack.

The father was convicted of manslaughter in September of 1899 and sentenced to 11 years in prison. In June of 1902 he was pardoned by Governor Charles B. Aycock. The son was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 21 years in prison. A few weeks after being placed in the penitentiary he died of typhoid fever.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 6, 1899
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Pardoned

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

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