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Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death

Foot Chase Leads to NY Officer's Death

Albany Times Union via YellowBrix

June 13, 2010

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A police officer who arrested a mall shoplifting suspect after a foot chase in suburban New York has collapsed and died.

Authorities say Michael Perry was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour after arresting the suspect in downtown White Plains on Saturday afternoon. Perry was 43. The cause of death was unknown.

White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong says Perry’s death has shocked the police department to “the very core.” He says it was the first line-of-duty death for the department in 60 years.

Perry was an over seven-year veteran with the White Plains police. He is survived by his wife and 6-year-old twin sons.

Authorities say Perry ran after the 53-year-old suspect after he allegedly stole merchandise from a Macy’s at a downtown mall.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP

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    Ahi

    over 3 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P., prayers to family and friends.

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    Sheepdog1

    almost 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    Straightshooter

    almost 4 years ago

    1708 Comments

    Rest in peace Officer Michael Perry. My Prayers for your Family, friends and coworkers.

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    Eilene

    almost 4 years ago

    18372 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Michael Perry and his brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement. May he rest in peace.

    Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
    Amen.

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    milcop

    almost 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother Prayers to your family and friends

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother

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    jdynomit

    almost 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Perry. Our prayers are with family,friends and co-workers

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    dcrump

    almost 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    SgtCentral

    almost 4 years ago

    156 Comments

    We buried Mike today, It was a good show up by all the surrounding agencies and also guys from Union City NJ I would like to thank all who attended. it was somber to say the least but we gave our brother Mike a good send off. Hardest part of the day was watching his twin sons and wife going through the motions. A police funeral can be very over whelming to a family, there is great support that we extend to our brothers and sisters families in their time of grief but I believe our over whelming presence also makes the day a little harder. I love you Mike and will miss you all the days of my life and may God watch over your two little boys and your wife. God Bless you and yours!!! RIP

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    MP247

    almost 4 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Perry

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    ksphatcop

    almost 4 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6950 Comments

    Bump "Chris_"

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6950 Comments

    Rest in Eternal Peace Officer Perry...Rest Sir...We have the watch....

    As far as the perp you were chasing, if he is found to be guilty of the crime for which you chased him, and an autopsy reveals that the chase resulted in your death, then this a$$hole should be charged with Man- Slaughter.

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    aussie4

    almost 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    God Bless Leo Perry and his family.

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