Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 35 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Chief Deputy Willie Perry was struck by a vehicle and killed while conducting a roadside driver's license checkpoint on Mississippi 35 near Carthage.
He and his partner had their vehicle stopped on the side of the road with the emergency lights activated when the incident occurred. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was an assistant district attorney and no charges were filed against him.
Deputy Perry had been employed with the Leake County Sheriff's Office for 18 months, and had been in law enforcement for nearly 35 years.
He is survived by his daughter and two sons.