Deputy Sheriff Crit Bryant

Deputy Sheriff Crit Bryant

Whitley County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 3, 1910

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Crit Bryant

Deputy Sheriff Crit Bryant was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three men who were acting disorderly and firing guns.

The men had been drinking in Jellico, Tennessee, and were walking along the railroad tracks toward Saxton when Deputy Bryant encountered them. He was shot twice while attempting to arrest them and fatally wounded.

He was carried to his brother's home in Jellico where he died. A posse was formed and located the men near Saxton. One of the posse members was wounded when they tried to arrest the trio, who then fled into the hills.

Deputy Bryant was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

disorderly, weapons violation

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Deputy Sheriff Bryant,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Whitley County.


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December 3, 2020

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