50th Anniversary Death of Policeman Oscar Joel Bryant NA18101ml

May 17, 2018

Grave Site Ceremony

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

LAPD Command Staff

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


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

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.

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