Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Bryant Howard Peney

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, January 6, 1996

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Reflections for Patrolman Bryant Howard Peney

Rest in peace.


January 6, 2023

Thank you for your friendship and your sacrifice. Miss ya brother.

CJH 1188

January 5, 2023

Never forgotten my friend.

Master Police Detective
West Palm Beach PD

January 5, 2023

My dear friend. Though I was just a firefighter when we met; we had met on scene many times. Your brother and you through me for a loop several times. You were so very sweet kind and well liked.and you made me laugh. I’m now long retired and my oldest daughter is an officer with the police department and I think of you whenever I see her in uniform and other times as well.

BC Tara Glaff Mager
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue

April 22, 2022

I met Bryant by accident while lost on my way to my grandmothers home. Had a few laughs. Ran into his family at police week a few years later and heard the news. Was just talking about that day with a young cop. Rest Easy!!

Det. Cliff Ader, ret.

April 28, 2021

I remember your enthusiasm to be a police officer. It was an honor to graduate with you as part of the 132nd police academy in Broward county! R.I.P. Brother.

Daniel Fortenbury
Fellow student of the police academy

March 21, 2021

Been a long time old friend.
Thank you for keeping watch over us...


Det. Paul Creelman
West Palm Beach Police Dept. / Formerly Deerfield Beach PD

January 6, 2021

Time passes but I think of you often. I miss the old days. I listened to this today and thought of you.

Mike Magno

April 24, 2020

Every January 6, I go into my academy classes and tell them the story of my former trainee, FLPD Officer Bryant Peney, and use him as an exemplar of what a heroic officer is. Never forgotten.

Lee Spector, Captain/retired/FLPD
Former coworker at FLPD

January 6, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Peney. Young and forever a Broward County hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 6, 2020

Everyone deserves a full life. Let’s work together. Let’s build our communities. Let’s remeber the past. Our history is what builds our future.

#guillermolabrador #gl

February 10, 2019

I was co founder of his memorial with Officer Ron Centamore.

Ronald E Higgins

April 14, 2018

I was at the memorial. Then they played “the dance” by Garth Brooks. Just heard it for the first time today. Want his family to know I care. Nancy Hepburn

Nancy hepburn
Fort Lauderdale police dept

November 20, 2017

Rest in peace Patrolman Peney. Sergeant Lokeinsky joined you in heaven. He passed earlier this month after a battle with pancreatic cancer and was afforded an Inspector's Funeral. I visited his widow, Jennifer and brought some fruit to her. I knew his late dad, Alex and when he visited Jack's grandmother Anna, at Orange Blossom Manor, now called Regal Park Plaza where I serve the residents as their Rabbi. My dad my he rest in peace was a veteran New York City Policeman for thirty-eight years. Never will forget that night you were taken so heinously from your family, colleagues and friends.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 24, 2017

Bryant and I were friends. We met at Deerfield Beach Police Dept.
He was a good, God fearing man who understood the magnitude of what he was called to do.
I spoke about him recently with my 7 year old daughter recently and will always honor his date of death.

It was my pleasure to know you Bryant!


Detective Paul Creelman
West Palm Beach PD

July 10, 2016

Bryant we went to the police academy together and then we worked midnights at the Deerfield Police Department. I have so many good memories of us working together and of all of our late night conversations between calls . You were one of the truly good souls I've known in my life. It was an honor to serve with you. Your friend

Patrolman/Deputy Ed Newman
Deerfield Bch PD and Broward SO

May 14, 2016

It is hard to believe that it’s 20 years ago today that our brother, Bryant Peney, was killed in the line of duty.

I was lucky to have been selected as Bryant’s FTO. He had previously worked in the Deerfield Beach PD but I cut him no slack when he was assigned to me. Bryant really didn’t like some of the challenges I presented him but he did them none-the-less… and excelled. Bryant was somebody special, for sure.

Bryant was a conscientious, hard-working young man who truly wanted to do the right thing, always. It was probably why he volunteered to be an FTO- to impart his knowledge, experience and training to others- and was training a reserve officer the night of his murder. I was always proud to be associated w/Bryant.

On that fateful night 2 decades ago, I thought I had prepared Bryant for the worst but alas, I had not. I have often wondered if there was more I could’ve done to have helped prepare him further. I wracked my brain for weeks, months. Lots of sleepless days I’ll admit. I had given Bryant everything I had given every other officer I helped train. In that effort, I feel I failed Bryant in some aspect. I’m truly sorry, Bryant.

As a midnight shift sergeant, I was heading into work when the call came out about the shooting. We dismissed briefing immediately to head to the scene, which was overloaded w/officers, deputies and troopers from every agency far and wide. I went straight to the ER but Bryant was already there, being treated by the medical staff. I sat with him & was probably one of the last people to speak with him before they took him to surgery. We laughed, thinking the injury was not that serious, until the doctors told us he had to go to the O/R… right now.

I was there when the doctors came out. A valiant effort had been given, but all to no avail. The bullet which penetrated Bryant’s chest had skimmed the edge of a piece of body armor Bryant was wear-testing in a department project for me. That bullet nicked an artery and it could not be repaired in time.

So tonight, as I sit here tonight, wallowing in my own sorrows with some bourbon, I raise a glass to Bryant. I remember him, his courage and valor, his dedication to duty and his smile. He is a symbol we should all aspire to. Blessed are the peacemakers, right?

I hope that in my role as a police academy director, I’ll discover more Bryant Peney’s coming into the fold. Heaven know that the profession needs them. Please say a prayer of remembrance for Bryant tonight.

Peace all.

Lee Spector, Captain (ret.)
Former FTO of Bryant

January 6, 2016

You live as long as you are remembered...

Sgt Mark Renner
Co-worker FLPD

January 6, 2016

Smart, kind, friendly, compassionate, caring, soft spoken, modest, funny and a great personality. The adjectives are easy to come by my friend...

J. Marc Duguay
132nd Police Academy

January 5, 2016

Prayers with you and your wonderful family this day, Bryant.

Joe Roubicek
Friend and coworker

January 5, 2016

We were neighbors of the penny's at the time of Bryant's fateful day.Bob Dietriich was a Saegent w the FLPD for 30years. We shocked and numbed by the news just as everyone else. Bryant was such upstanding, gentle, honest young man. Heaven got one of the best. We can hardly believe it will be 20 years this January 6 th. may rest in peace and know he is missed so very much. He lives on in our hearts because of who he isand will always be in the eyes of God. Ret. Sgt Robert Dietrich and Family

Ret Sgt Robert Dietrich Sr.
Friend & fellow officer

October 19, 2015

Bryant and I attended the police academy together. Bryant was the youngest in our class. His constant smile and optimism drew us all to him from day one. Tonight we will remember him at the Scholarship Fundraiser dedicated to him. We loved him and we miss him. Rest in peace Bryant.

Assistant Chief Kenneth Hall Retired
Pembroke Pines PD

August 29, 2015

January 10, 2015, Bryant Peney Park was spruced up, and re-dedicated. There was new playground equipment installed, and plantings and mulch. Volunteers from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, the Girls Soccer Team from St. Thomas Aquinas School, Boy Scouts, Citizens', Mayor Seiler, City Commissioners, City Manager, Feld, the Fraternal Order of Police. Officer Peney's parents were in attendance. The park looked great! Befitting of our hero, Officer Bryant Peney. Bryant, Rest in Peace. Badge 1160. We will never forget.

Dennis Ulmer, Citizen of Fort Lauderdale
Citizen of Fort Lauderdale

January 10, 2015

Bryant, my thoughts and prayers are with you, rest in peace.

Jim Danforth L-1030

January 7, 2015

Thinking of Bryant today. Hard to believe it is nearly 20 years.

Coworker and friend

January 6, 2015

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