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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This is hard to do since I tarnished the badge, but I appreciate the hard work and dedication you showed me for the one week you were my FTO. Then Phil white took over and picked up where you left off. My heart broke when you were killed and to this day I still think about you. Thank you for your service, dedication and hardwork. What happened to me is not a reflection of or on you. God speed my friend.

Mark Avery
Former officer friend

May 18, 2024

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