Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bryants in:
 • Resthaven Memorial Cemetery
 • Louisville
 • Jefferson County
 • Kentucky
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Advertisement
William Preston Bryant
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Dec. 25, 1880
Elizabeth
Harrison County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1943
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

William Preston Bryant

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 17th, 1943
Date of Incident: Tuesday, August 17th, 1943
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Time in Service: 17 years
Age: 62
Survivors: His wife

Incident:
Patrolman Bryant was patrolling Beat 47 in the west end of Louisville where he discovered what appeared to be a broken down vehicle with 4 occupants.

Unbeknownst to Patrolman Bryant, the four occupants were planning to rob a local bank and the vehicle had been recently stolen from the Louisville police chief. The vehicle was stolen so that the occupants could listen to the police radio during the robbery.

As Patrolman Bryant approached the car the occupants opened fire, striking and killing Patrolman Bryant.

Three of the suspects were apprehended within a few days and fourth was apprehended several months later.

Courtesy of 2014 Supporting Heroes, Inc.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Clara Martin Bryant (1891 - 1947)
 
Burial:
Resthaven Memorial Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Gary Powell
Record added: Jun 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53865949
William Preston Bryant
Added by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 
William Preston Bryant
Added by: Gary Powell
 
William Preston Bryant
Added by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 Added: Sep. 14, 2009

- Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 Added: Mar. 7, 2007

- Sue
 Added: Jan. 16, 2013
There are 4 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service