Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Wayne Martin Bryant, Jr.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, March 18, 1988

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Wayne Martin Bryant, Jr.

I have known Marty since we were small children. I knew his whole family. We all attended the same church, lived in the same neighborhood and our parents frequently got together for card playing. Loved them all.
Marty was one of the finest guys I ever knew. He never was ever disrespectful to me or anyone I knew. He was funny and made me laugh all the time. A class act to be sure and I wish there were more people like him. If there were, the world would be a much better place. Rest easy in heaven my friend, and I look forward to seeing you again!

Cody Harvison Cave
Lifelong friend

June 29, 2021

Not a month goes by that I don't think of my High School friend, Marty. Our friendship was cut short from his tragic encounter. As the 2020 news stories unfold about defunding police my thoughts go back to this event. I remember Marty's passion to Serve and Protect and He gave his all to follow through on his commitment. I often think whey we do not hear these stories broadcast on the nightly news. I know the majority of Police Officers are just like Marty. Thank you Marty for your willingness to give in all that you did. Your life impacted my life, for that I will be grateful and when I see you in the next life I will give you a big bear hug and tell you face to face "Thank You!"

Ronnie Beasley
Friend and brother in Christ

August 30, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 18, 2020

Marty you are still missed, it doesn’t seem like it’s been 31yrs since you left us. I remember all the fun times we had. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

Dispatcher Sheila Jarrett
Sherwood Police Dept

March 18, 2019

Deputy Bryant,

My thoughts and prayers are with your family today and always. We think of you often and miss you.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

March 19, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this day and every day. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

March 18, 2017

Marty, it has been many years. I miss talking to you, and the times we studied and recieve our degrees. I find myself thinking of things that you would find funny. You were one on my biggest supporters. I even named one of my sons after you and I remind him at times of his responsibility and the person he is named after.

Michael York UALR Class of 1986
College Friend

July 11, 2015


I never got a chance to meet you, but I was a K-9 handler at PCSO when you reached the end of your watch. I will never forget switching on the television and seeing the familiar light blue stripe on the side of you uniform trousers visible as you lay where you had fallen next to your patrol car, covered with a sheet. Yours was my first sense of the loss of a brother in law enforcement. We had never met, yet the loss felt so close and personal. We recently lost two brothers here in Chandler within just days of each other. Each new loss reminds me of you and your sacrifice, all that have followed since, and all that will inevitably come in the years ahead. I regret not having the pleasure of meeting you, by all accounts you are exactly the kind of person I would cherish as a friend. I know we will get that chance someday. My thoughts and prayers to all of your friends and family.

Officer Scott Parr
Chandler Police Department

November 28, 2014

Dear Marty, I miss you so much. Was just sitting here at work thinking about you. I know its been almost 26 yrs by there is rarely a day go by that I don't think about you at least once. You left a lasting impression on everybody you came in contact with. I still have the cross pens that you gave me Christmas before you passed away. I hold them dear to my heart. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALWAYS

Sheila Jarrett
Sherwood Pd

January 25, 2014

Marty, You are always on my mind and in my heart, I will never forget all the fun times we had at Sherwood PD. I love and miss you brother. Today I plan on going by your gravesite, I have been by there a few times and always feel like I leave something behind when I leave.

Sheila Jarrett
Sherwood Police Dept Sherwood, AR

July 24, 2013

My brother will forever be remembered by anyone who met him as one of God's lights in this world. He loved everyone he came in contact with just as we are commanded to do. We discussed at length how he believed that police work was his calling. He went to work each day knowing that he was in danger, but also knowing that innocent people deserved protection from the darkness around them. He was such an example to our family and our community. I miss him more and more as life goes on and I look forward to being reunited with him. I have the utmost respect for any person wearing a badge, on patrol or working a beat, I often pray for your safety as you work so hard to ensure ours. Thank you all for many days of sacrifice and service.

Jon B. Bryant
Brother of "Marty"

April 21, 2013

You may be gone but I think of you often. I miss your wit and your sense of humor.

David A. Moore
College friend

October 6, 2012

Today I received an old picture of the Sherwood Police Dept staff. It brought back fond memories of all the hours that we worked side by side as young officers.
I still think of you often,

Sgt Steve Pebler
Leesburg Pd

November 9, 2011

Marty, I have been to your grave every year in November, Although your tour of duty is over here, it was burned into my mind, that was my frist day as a Lieutenant and as your Lieutenant, I had your frist pay check in my patrol car when you left us for your beat, I'll be patroling with you again before to much longer,you will never be forgotten! May God bless you, and your family. Rest in peace my brother. Much Love and Repect

Lieutenant George Monroe Retired
Pulaski County Sheriff Dept.

July 4, 2011

Marty and I had several criminal justice class together at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I liked Marty from the first moment I met him. He was a quite unassuming person who dreamed of being a police officer. I was shocked to learn of his death at such a young age. RIP old friend.

David Moore
College Friend

February 7, 2011

Thank you for your bravery, honor, service, and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! May God bless your family and friends. I salute you, Sir!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

March 18, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 18, 2010

Rest in Peace, Deputy Bryant. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

Marty it has been yet another year. More names on "The Wall", more heroes to join you. It is so fitting that people from around the nation come to honor you and the others that have fallen in the protection of the innocent. It seems like yesterday we all gathered to mourn your death and raise a our glasses to toast your life. Damn Marty I still miss your friendship and the great times we shared at Sherwood PD.
You will never be forgotten.
Your friend,
Ps. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant, Policelink has a slide show of yesterdays event at "The Wall". I hope you are well and God Bless.

Sgt. Steve Pebler
Leesburg PD

May 15, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect or love. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

To Wayne's parents, I share your anquish in losing a beloved child. I hold you in my heart's embrace today and may God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace, Wayne.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 18, 2009

There is not a day that goes by that Mom and I and all the family thinks of you and the sacrifice you made serving and protecting us from all types of wrongful behavior of demented people.
Love you very much,
Wayne M Bryant Sr

Wayne m Bryant sr.

July 19, 2008

Deputy Bryant your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 17, 2008



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April 30, 2008

It has been many years since we worked together at Sherwood Pd. I still remember fondly all of the jokes that we used to play upon each other (ie. stealing each others cars, tear gas in the a/c vents, and the list goes on and on....). Yuo have not been forgotten nor ever will be.
I miss you my friend.

Sgt. Steve Pebler
Leesburg PD Va.

April 22, 2008

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