Patrolman Samuel Bryson

Patrolman Samuel Bryson

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 1868

Samuel Bryson

Patrolman Bryson and Patrolman Robert Read were shot and killed killed while attempting to restore order during a riot that broke out during the 1868 Presidential election. The riot was started by citizens opposing candidate Ulysses S. Grant.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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RIP Patrolman Bryson. 145 Years ago today you gave the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Georgia and the United States. You will never be for gotten.


November 4, 2013

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