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 Oscar J. Bryant, Policeman

Oscar J. Bryant

Monday, May 13, 1968



Bryant, Oscar J.

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 12111

Division: University

Location: 6607 S. Western Ave

Date Killed: Monday, May 13,1968

Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect

Bio: Policeman Oscar 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 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 arriving on the scene, took the suspects into
custody and arrested three females waiting in their get-away
car.


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