Policeman Oscar J. Bryant

Policeman Oscar J. Bryant

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 13, 1968

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Oscar J. Bryant

Policeman Oscar Bryant was shot and killed when he responded to an armed robbery in progress at a dress shop on South Western Avenue.

Policeman Bryant surprised four robbers insde and ordered them outside on the sidewalk where he ordered them to line up and place their hands on the window. One suspect, who had a revolver hidden in his waistband, drew the weapon and fired from under his arm striking Policeman Bryant in the leg and chest.

As Policeman Bryant fell fatally wounded, he emptied his service revolver wounding the suspect who shot him and another suspect. Other officers arriving on the scene, took the suspects into custody and arrested three females waiting in their get-away car.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 12111
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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We were seated alphabetical in the LAPD Police Academy Class 10/26/1964 & assigned our Serial Numbers the same way. You were in the front row & I was in the next to the last row Your Serial Number was "12111" & mine was "12172", yet we became friends on the training field & became Partners after our first assignment was finished by going to Traffic Division & worked 12T77, then we went to University Division morning watch together working 3A21. You were fresh out of the Marines & I had just returned from my 6 months active duty with the California Army National Guard. A spit shine was second nature for us! I know our Military Training helped us in the Academy & helped forge our friendship! We had such a great time together as Traffic & Patrol Partners! Oscar I think of you often & this Tuesday I visited the LAPD Fallen Officer Memorial in your Honor! RIP Partner!

Police Officer/ Firefighter - William Ri
LAPD Class 10/26/1964, LAFD Class 05/16/1970

December 20, 2018

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