Ranger William Lee Bryant

Ranger William Lee Bryant

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 23, 1970

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William Lee Bryant

Ranger William Bryant was accidentally shot and killed while attempting to place his service revolver into its holster.

He and two other rangers were conducting a nighttime deer hunting detail along Flarity Road in Walker County when the incident occurred.

Ranger Bryant had served with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for one year.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 119

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, stakeout

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Ranger 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 the state of Georgia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 23, 2020

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