Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Louis Perry Bryant

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1984

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Reflections for Trooper Louis Perry Bryant

I remember seeing this recently on FBI Files and thinking the frightening reality of domestic terrorism then and now. Trooper Bryant, you are a true hero sir and your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. I hope your family can take some small consolation knowing that your LE brethren will never forget you. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Bryant.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 17, 2019

I have waited a long time to comment on this. I remember Trooper Bryant asking for a bite of my cheeseburger from Sonic when my mom was going through his roadblock at the 41 bypass in DeQueen Jerry Green was there I was about 10 years old and had always wanted to be a policeman. I remember him leaning in on the passenger side (my side) very nice man. I have been an officer for 23 years now and I still remember how professional and nice he was. I try to treat people like he treated me and my mom that evening.

Deputy Todd Tallant
Howard County Sheriff's Dept.

December 17, 2019

I am Remembering you, Louis and all my other Law Enforcement friends, brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement and the families of each of you that departed or were taken from our brotherhood. I am retired now, body intact but worn out as is the old mind and memory. I review and reflect back on the job and all of my friends and family that are not physically with us anymore. You will remain a part of many, many lives that you touched, changed or protected during your service to your family, friends, departments and the citizens of your city, county and or state. Your still live in those changed lives and all of our Memories.. Thank-You..

Captain (Retired) Paul "Steve" Watson
DeQueen Arkansas Police Dept. (and Others)

February 8, 2018

We're thinking of you on this day. Our prayers are with you, your family and your fellow Troopers. Thank you for your service to Arkansas. God bless

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

June 30, 2017

Louis, We are talking about and Remembering you. You are not forgotten, but remembered with an open and lovely heart.

Captain Paul "Steve" Watson (Retired) DeQueen AR. Police Department
Jacksonville AR. PD, Ashdown AR. PD, Foreman AR. City Marshall, DeQueen AR. PD

February 3, 2017

Trooper Bryant. Thank you for your service. My heart tells me God has punished the coward who WRONGFULLY took your life. My heart also tells me you were a good and faithful man and trooper.

Josh Holcomb

May 19, 2016

Trooper Bryant was a graduate of Fayetteville High School class of 1965. We will be having our 50th reunion this week. Special remembrance will be made of Trooper Bryant in a remembrance ceremony for all those in our class who are gone. So many times our classmates have remembered Louis P. Bryant for the good person he was.

Chris Thurston
High School Classmate

July 18, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

I was a young nurse at a local hospital when Trooper Bryant would bring in folks under suspect of DWI. I was always impressed as to his professional manner. He took his job to heart did his best to protect and serve. Over the years in the medical profession I have had the privilege of dealing with numerous offices of many different branches of law enforcement. Trooper Bryant still stands out in my mind !

Deborah Johnson Jordan

July 1, 2015

We think and talk of Louis and his family less than we did in the past and that is a shame! I have too many law enforcement friends that have died, been injured or killed and we tend to remember but draw away from them and talking about it. This in not out of disrespect but out of the pain of the loss we all share and the knowledge how fast it can happen to any of us.
I remember that day all too well. The report of an officer down. The wild hunt for the shooter then the shoot out with the offender as he tried to kill more officers. The relief of that person being shot and taken into custody. Next was the loss of 4 more officers killed as they went to pay respect at Trooper Louis Bryant's funeral. One man destroyed so many lives with his criminal action.
We will remember Trooper Louis Bryant, Arkansas State Police..DeQueen AR. Police Department: Captain William Mills, Patrolman Herman Jones, Patrolman William Gilham, and Sergeant Roy Brewer.
You are remembered !

Capt. (Retired) Paul "Steve" Watson
DeQueen Police Department (Retired)

March 10, 2015

I was an EMT, and a deputy in Little River County at the time, and worked the accident..........I remember it like it was yesterday!!! It was a sad day for DeQueen Ar, and Ashdown!! I also fished several times with Louis......RIP my brothers!!!!!!

Rusty Book, EMT..Deputy
Little River County

January 9, 2014

I remember this like it was yesterday. This was horrible. I was a reserve deputy sheriff at the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department just starting my career in law enforcement and praise God, I am still doing what I love. As I recall, the 4 officers were either going to or coming from the funeral and their wives were in the vehicle behind them and a truck jack-knifed and hit the officers vehicle and all 4 were killed. God bless the families of these four officers and of Trooper Bryant, especially at this time of year when we reflect back and remember people from the past both alive and gone on to be with the Lord. Please, let's all be safe out there and go home to our families at the end of our shift. God bless the peace makers.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

December 25, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary year 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 17, 2012

I am watching your story on "The FBI Files". Thank you for your service, you are a true Hero. RIP

Sergeant Bill Clock
Ann Arbor, MI Police Dept.

October 19, 2012

Thank you for yout Heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 27, 2012

To the son and daughter, brother, and family of Louis Perry, This past Saturday at the Arkansas-Auburn game, Darrell Brown was honored as the first black Razorback football player in 1965. That same year Louis Perry started college and walked on to run track at the U of A, if memory serves me correctly. Louis Perry starred in all Fayetteville HS sports, and he was especially good running the hurdles. Then we learned of his tragic death. Just wanted the family to know we remember a good teammate and talented athlete.

Jon Benedict
Fayetteville HS classmate

October 11, 2011

I had the honor and privilege of knowing Louie when he worked at Fayetteville PD. By the time I went to work at Fayetteville PD, Louie had already moved and was working for ASP. I would, however, get a chance to see Louie a couple of times a year when he would come “home” to Fayetteville to visit his family. He always made it a point to come by FPD and visit with everybody. I was on duty when he was brutally murdered and will never forget that horrible day. Yes, Louie will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten. Also, please remember the four (04) DeQueen PD Officer’s who died in a car crash while enroute to Louie’s funeral. They too are heroes and will never be forgotten.

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

June 30, 2011

I remember the day you died. It was a sad for us in Arkansas. My husband is now an Arkansas State Trooper and each day I continue to pray for you and now my husband. Now I am retired and think of your family often. Please believe me when I say you are remembered.

Ret. Sgt. Tina Lopez
North Little Rock, Ar
Police Dept.

Ret Sgt. Tina Lopez
North Little Rock Police Dept.

June 30, 2011

I remember the day you died. It was a sad for us in Arkansas. My husband is now an Arkansas State Trooper and each day I continue to pray for you and now my husband. Now I am retired and think of your family often. Please believe me when I say you are remembered.

Ret Sgt. Tina Lopez
North Little Rock Police Dept.

June 30, 2011

Hi, Bro:

I was thinking about You Tonight as I see that many who think as Snell have re-emerged......

(May You Rest - In - Peace)

Michael B. Parlor

December 20, 2010

At home one evening I happened to be watching one of those crime documentaries. They mentioned Trooper Bryant's tragic death. Of course I did not know him, nor had I ever heard of him. However, afterwards, I just felt so compelled to learn more about what happened. I came this website. I think it's great. Trooper Bryant... As a husband, as a father & as a law enforcement officer I salute you. 700 miles away & 26 years later I will always remember your sacrifice & continue to tell your story.

Cliff Powell
Detroit Police Department

December 16, 2010

Even though I never met Trooper Bryant I still has respect for all of the State Police Nation. Tpr Bryant came into the Arkansas State Police before I began a state trooper in 1980-1990. I felt that I knew him and by far he has my respect and family grievances for the years gone by. All state police trooper that I keep close to my heart. I have worked for Louisiana Delta Community College for the past 8 years,Allstate Insurance 11 years and continue to support the state police. My God continue to be with you and each state police trooper. Melvin Johnson

TFC Melvin Johnson Retired
Louisiana State Police

June 30, 2010

Trooper Bryant was a highly respected Trooper who led the way for many, he will always be an inspirational person in my life. Thanks Trooper Bryant!

Sergeant Charles Watson
Arkansas State Police

June 30, 2010

I did not formally know Louis Bryant, however through interaction with his family, I have learned some great things about him. He is greatly missed and respected for his sacrifice.

Corporal Michael Garlington
Arkansas State Police

June 30, 2010

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