ojb EVENTS 2017
 

49TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF
PATROLMAN OSCAR JOEL BRYANT
MAY 13, 2017

 

 Policeman Bryant surprised four robbers inside and ordered them outside on the sidewalk where he ordered them to line up and place their hands on the window. One suspect, who had a revolver hidden in his waistband, drew the weapon and fired from under his arm, striking Policeman Bryant in the leg and chest.

As Policeman Bryant fell fatally wounded, he emptied his service revolver, wounding the suspect who shot him and another suspect. Other officers arrived on the scene, took the suspects into custody and arrested three females waiting in their getaway car.

In September 1968, a group of African American officers established the Oscar Joel Bryant Foundation, in the spirit of honoring Officer Bryant's ultimate sacrifice.


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