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. 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 survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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 Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I remember seeing this recently on FBI Files and thinking the frightening reality of domestic terrorism then and now. Trooper Bryant, you are a true hero sir and your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. I hope your family can take some small consolation knowing that your LE brethren will never forget you. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

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