Policeman Oscar J. Bryant

Policeman Oscar J. Bryant

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 13, 1968

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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Oscar "Pepper",

I have so many fond memories of you. I was your sister-in-law for many years and named my son after you. Recently I made copies of events in your life and gave them to your brother (Joe) and the rest of our children. I would love to introduce your only child to the family. Lynette, if you see this, please contact me via my email [email protected]

Chief Deputy Eva Talley-Sanders
Marion County Sheriff's Department

August 30, 2017

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