Deputy Sheriff James Edward Perry, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff James Edward Perry, Sr.

Halifax County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, January 25, 1931

James Edward Perry, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff James Perry was shot and killed while he and another deputy attempted to serve a search warrant on a man suspected of making illegal whiskey.

Deputy Perry was struck by a shotgun blast as he displayed the search warrant to the suspect at the man's home. The suspect then shot at the second deputy, who returned fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Perry had served with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office for two years and was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

alcohol violation, search warrant

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 25, 2012

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