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Trooper Paul Andrew Perry

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 1995

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Reflections for Trooper Paul Andrew Perry

Today, February 22, 2018 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Sergeant Paul A. Perry on this his 23rd anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 22, 2018

Today, February 22, 2018 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Sergeant James Mattaliano on this his 23rd anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 22, 2018

Today, February 22, 2017, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Sergeants Paul A. Perry, James Mattaliano and the two AT&T technicians on this their 22nd anniversary. May they continue to rest in peace knowing that their memory, sacrifice and families have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 22, 2017

Now it's 21 years. Has justice been served? We may never know.

God Bless you Trooper and continue your peaceful rest.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 22, 2016

Today, Monday, February 22nd the Massachusetts State Police honors and remembers Sergeant Paul A. Perry and Sergeant James Mattaliano on this their 21st anniversary. May they continue to rest in peace knowing that their memory, sacrifice and families have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 22, 2016

Today, February 22nd, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Sergeants Paul A. Perry and James Mattaliano on this their 20th anniversary. May they continue to rest in peace knowing that their memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 22, 2015

From your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police, we honor your memory and sacrifice on this your 19th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing you and your family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 25, 2014

I know you are proud of your son. He is certainly living up to your legacy. He is a great man, you should be proud. Thank you for your service.

4th Platoon - 80th RTT

March 3, 2012

Thanks for your 14 years of services, Paul.

David

February 22, 2012

Trooper Perry, it's been about 15 years since the sad tragic day when you and Trooper Mattaliano were lost in a helicopter crash into the Harvard Sailing Club building. In reading the story poor maintenance and fuel issues lead to the crash. I hope and pray whoever was ultimately responsible for the lack of proper maintained somehow pay for his/her crimes that took two fine Troopers and two innocent civilians.

You have not been forgotten and you never will be.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 17, 2010

Trooper Perry,
On today, the 14th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

February 22, 2009

TPR.PERRY I KNEW A LITTLE BETTER THAN TPR.MATTALIANO.I KNEW HE WAS A GREAT TROOPER A BETTER MAN A GOOD HUSBAND AND FATHER.MAY HE REST IN PEACE GOD KNOWS HE DESERVES IT. I AM PROUD TO CALL HIM A BROTHER OFFICER.

F-TROOPER
MSP

October 5, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE, GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

February 14, 2008

Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered.

July 24, 2006

Thank your for your service.

Mike C

April 16, 2006

To the Perry family:

On this the eleventh anniversary of the tragic death of Trooper Perry, I wanted to honor his memory. Rest in Peace, Trooper Perry.

I am thinking about all of you today and saying special prayers for your family. I am lighting a
two blue candles today for Paul and Trooper Mattaliano. Their memory is revered today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Trooper Perry gave to his community and the citizens of Massachusetts, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 22, 1995.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

February 22, 2006

On 07/07/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Trooper Paul Andrew Perry and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05
BPD

November 21, 2005

If the officer must give his life
Then we must pick up the weight
We must cry and tear, give a salute
And comfort his family of his fate

The brass will be more polished tomorrow
As we strive to be at our best
We will choke with overwhelming feelings
As we lay our brother down to rest

He never thought of him self as a hero
But only a defender of what was right
From the early morning details
To the load parties late at night

The honor guard is ready now
And flag is folded crisp
We fight the pain, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the rain
My dear god, we were never prepared for this

We recall his last laugh we can
And cherish his last remembered sight
We will watch out children more closely now
And hold the wife twice as close tonight

We must where the uniform more proudly tomorrow
And remember his sacrifice was true
We must never forget our fallen comrade
Because we are Policemen too

December 11, 2004

Trooper, you will be sadly missed. May you rest in peace and may God forever watch over your family. Thank you for all your contributions to our job. Semper Fi and Thanks.

72nd RTT (1994 - Present)

Trooper Mark D. Robbins
Massachusetts State Police

October 11, 2004

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

February 22, 2004

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