Police Officer Anthony P. Perri

Police Officer Anthony P. Perri

Northlake Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, October 27, 1967

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Anthony P. Perri

Police Officer Anthony Perri and Detective Sergeant John Nagle were shot and killed while responding to a silent alarm at the Northlake Bank.

When they arrived on the scene they were met with automatic gunfire from three men and were both fatally wounded. Two other officers were wounded, one seriously. An off-duty officer who happened to be nearby shot and seriously wounded one of the suspects.

The other two suspects escaped, but were captured the next day at a cottage at Fox Lake, 12 miles southeast of LaPorte, Indiana. One of the suspects had used the cottage for a hideout after committing a bank robbery 11 years earlier.

All three suspects were convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to 199 years in prison. Two of the suspects had recently been released from prison for bank robbery, one having served 10½ years and the other six years. In 1999, one offender died while serving his sentence. A second offender died in prison in 2011. The third and final offender died in prison in 2012 after numerous parole rejections.

Officer Perri had served with the Northlake Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, 16-year-old son, 12-year-old daughter, two brothers, seven sisters and mother.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 128

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Automatic
  • Offender Died in prison

alarm, robbery

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My grandmother was my uncle Tony's sister Emily. She told me a lot of stories about him and the tragedy that ended his life and how it affected everyone not just in our family but the community. I love how Northlake Police Department is keeping their memories alive and their story. When my grandmother died and I went threw her belongings she had a photo album with every newspaper article that was wrote about the case. I still have it. Along with my uncles picture in my living room. I never got to meet him but his story has made a big impact on my life.

my uncle tony

July 11, 2023

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