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News Release

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Media Relations

50th Anniversary Death of Policeman Oscar Joel Bryant NA18101ml

WHAT:
Grave Site Ceremony

WHEN:
Saturday May 19, 2018
11:00 a.m.

WHO:
LAPD Command Staff

WHERE:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

WHY:
Policeman Oscar Joel Bryant, was shot and killed when he responded to an armed robbery in progress at a dress shop on South Western Avenue.

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 face.

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

Join Policeman Bryant's Family from Indiana as they remember Bryant for the Ultimate Sacrifice that he paid for protecting the citizens of Los Angeles.

Contact:
For further information, please contact LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.


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