PHOENIX — Flags at all state buildings flew at half-staff on Thursday to honor Arizona National Guard member and Phoenix Police Officer Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr., who died on Wednesday at a Tempe hospital following a training event.
Officer Bryant was also a U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant with the 850th Military Police Battalion of the Arizona National Guard. Officer Bryant was involved in an Army training event with the Arizona National Guard on July 28, 2020, when he suffered a medical event and was taken to the hospital.
2nd Lieutenant Bryant was commissioned through Arizona State University’s Reserve Officer Training Course in 2019. He was the recipient of the Minuteman Scholarship through the National Guard. Prior to commissioning, Bryant enlisted in the National Guard at the age of 17 serving as a Military Police Officer.
As a civilian, Bryant was also a member of the Phoenix Police Department, where he served since 2017.