KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Wright Dewey Bryant
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, December 3, 1923
Age: 29
DOB: November 20, 1893
Date of incident: December 1, 1923
Tour of Duty:
Cause of death: Gunfire

On December 1, 1923, Officer Bryant observed a man attempting to rob a filling station at Admiral and Paseo. As Officer Bryant tried to capture the suspect, the suspect turned and shot the officer, severely wounding him. The other officers with Officer Bryant gave chase to the suspect and fired numerous times at him. When they finally caught up to the suspect, they found him dead after sustaining eight gunshot wounds. Officer Bryant died December 3, 1923, from his wounds.

Officer Bryant, 29 , was survived by his wife, Wynona Mullins Bryant.
Interred: Mount Washington Cemetery.


Article by Brent Marchant