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Patrol Officer John H. Perkey | Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

Patrol Officer

John H. Perkey

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, December 8, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Officer Perkey was killed in an automobile accident while he and his partner pursued a speeder. Their police car struck a wet spot in the road, causing them to lose control and strike a tree. Officer Perkey was thrown from the vehicle and killed.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 8, 2011

 

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