Deputy Sheriff Wayne Martin Bryant, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Wayne Martin Bryant, Jr.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, March 18, 1988

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Wayne Martin Bryant, Jr.

Deputy Bryant was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call. The suspect opened fire on Deputy Bryant and his partner as they approached the residence.

Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Bryant was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Bryant had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his fiancee, parents, two sisters, and two brothers.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I have known Marty since we were small children. I knew his whole family. We all attended the same church, lived in the same neighborhood and our parents frequently got together for card playing. Loved them all.
Marty was one of the finest guys I ever knew. He never was ever disrespectful to me or anyone I knew. He was funny and made me laugh all the time. A class act to be sure and I wish there were more people like him. If there were, the world would be a much better place. Rest easy in heaven my friend, and I look forward to seeing you again!

Cody Harvison Cave
Lifelong friend

June 29, 2021

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