Investigator Jeffrey Hugh Bryant
Centre Police Department, Alabama
End of Watch: Friday, December 20, 2013
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 104
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: December 20, 2013
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Chief of Police Kirk Blankenship
Centre Police Department
590 East Main Street
Centre, AL 35960
Phone: (256) 927-3661
Investigator Jeff Bryant was killed in an automobile crash on Alabama 35, three miles north of Gaylesville, at approximately 3:00 pm.
He had gone to a neighboring county to meet with another officer and was returning to Centre when the crash occurred. Another driver had lost control of her vehicle and crossed the center line after over correcting. Her vehicle struck Investigator Bryan’s patrol car head-on. Investigator Bryant, the other driver, and a 2-year-old child in the other car were killed. A second child was flown to a hospital in serious condition.
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Alabama – A Centre police officer, a 24-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son have been identified as the three people killed in a wreck Friday in Cherokee County.
Charity Sloane Brewster, who was driving a 2007 Honda Accord, left the road and tried to straighten out when she overcorrected, lost control and hit a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria driven by Jeffrey Hugh Bryant.
Bryant, Brewster and 2-year-old Scott Brewster were killed in the collision.
Bryant, 51, of Piedmont, was an officer with the Centre Police Department.
The crash happened at 2:50 p.m. Friday on Alabama 35 at the 8-mile marker, about 3 miles north of Gaylesville. Alabama State Troopers are investigating.