Trooper Louis Perry Bryant

Trooper Louis Perry Bryant

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1984

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Louis Perry Bryant

Trooper Louis Bryant was shot and killed during a traffic stop by a member of a terrorist group on U.S. Highway 71 near De Queen.

He was shot several times by the suspect with a modified Colt .45.

The suspect was apprehended by police in Oklahoma after a shootout. He was sentenced to life without parole for Trooper Bryant's murder but sentenced to death for another murder. The death sentence was carried out in 1995.

Trooper Bryant was a United States Air Force Vietnam War veteran who served with the Arkansas State Police for 10 years and previously served with the Fayetteville Police Department. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents, brother, two sisters, and two sisters.

Four members of the DeQueen, Arkansas, Police Department were killed in an automobile accident while en route to Trooper Bryant's funeral. The officers who were killed were Captain William Mills, Patrolman Herman Jones, Patrolman William Gilham, and Sergeant Roy Brewer.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1995

traffic stop

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I just saw the FBI Files episode about Trooper Bryant's assassination. May he rest in eternal peace.

God bless Teooper Bryant's and his family.

Detective JAS
NYPD

April 15, 2023

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