Detective Alvin Perez, Jr.

Detective Alvin Perez, Jr.

Bellwood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, January 17, 2002

Alvin Perez, Jr.

Detective Alvin Perez was killed in an automobile accident while he and his partner transported a murder suspect back to the police station for questioning.

Detective Perez was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus when it struck a concrete barrier on an off ramp from the Eisenhower Expressway in snowy and slushy conditions. Detective Perez's partner and the suspect, who were both riding in the backseat, were injured.

Detective Perez had served with the Bellwood Police Department for 12 years and was a US Navy veteran. He had only been promoted to detective 17 days before the accident. Detective Perez was survived by his wife, 6-year-old daughter, 2-year-old twins, father and sister.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 806
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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It’s coming up on sixteen years. I know I was only barely six when you were taken from our lives, but I still think of you everyday. Your sons are about to graduate from high school and myself from college (which i would not have been able to do without the support of those who support the families of fallen officers) I love you forever papi and I hope i am making you proud.

Jessica Perez

January 10, 2018

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