A deputy corporal in Michigan died after being attacked by an inmate at a jail in Detroit Wednesday, numerous sources reported.
Corporal Bryant Searcy of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was attacked by an unidentified 28-year-old inmate at the Wayne County Jail in Downtown Detroit Wednesday night, and later died while being treated at the hospital, the Detroit Free Press reported. (RELATED: We Witnessed The Kenosha Shootings. Here’s What Really Happened)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Bryant Searcy who was murdered in the line of duty. May God grant him eternal rest.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Bryant Searcy who was murdered in the line of duty. May God grant him eternal rest. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/SvsrDdHJUh
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Searcy was 50 years old and served as a member of the Sheriff’s Office since 2002. He leaves behind a wife and daughter, according to Click On Detroit.
Today we mourn the tragic death of Corporal Bryant Searcy. Our hearts go out to Corporal Searcy’s family, friends, and the entire Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing. pic.twitter.com/8zt3VTf0im
— FBI Detroit (@FBIDetroit) September 3, 2020
“It is with heartfelt sadness and deep regret that the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of Corporal Bryant Searcy. Searcy was hired as a police officer in November of 2002. He rose to the rank of Corporal and was currently assigned to Jail Division 2, located at 525 Clinton Street, Detroit,” the Sheriff’s Office statement said Thursday morning, according to Click On Detroit.
The undersheriff said Searcy was assaulted at about 10 p.m. and was “gravely injured.” He was treated at the jail, and then rushed to the hospital.
Detroit police’s homicide unit is investigating the attack.
Wayne County executive Warren Evans said that Searcy’s death “is a jarring reminder of the danger the men and women in law enforcement face on every shift.”