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 William Preston Bryant

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William Preston Bryant

Birth
Elizabeth, Harrison County, Indiana, USA
Death
17 Aug 1943 (aged 62)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
53865949 View Source

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.

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.


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  • Created by: G. P.
  • Added: 19 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 53865949
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53865949/william-preston-bryant: accessed ), memorial page for William Preston Bryant (25 Dec 1880–17 Aug 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 53865949, citing Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by G. P. (contributor 47124408) .