Detective Henry C. Perrow

Detective Henry C. Perrow

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 11, 1933

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Henry C. Perrow

Detective Henry Perrow was shot and killed after cornering a suspect in an alley. A shootout ensued and Detective Perrow was fatally wounded.

It is believed that the suspect was a member of the Dillinger Gang. The suspect was shot and killed on June 4, 1934, in an unrelated shootout.

Detective Perrow had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 15 years.

Led by John Dillinger, the Dillinger Gang was a notorious group of Midwest bank robbers. Associates of the gang were responsible for the fatal shootings of 13 law enforcement officers in 1933 and 1934.

Two infamous members of the gang, John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson, were shot and killed by law enforcement officers in separate incidents.

The other gang members were either murdered by criminals, shot and killed by law enforcement officers, executed for their crimes, or sentenced to time in prison.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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On behalf of my father, Michael Nixon, Henry Perrow's Great Grandson, I would like to sincerely thank all of you wonderful people for taking the time to pay respect to my Great Great Grandfather. I know how much our family's heritage means to my father, and it is truly amazing how many people, whom we have never met, have been touched by the Life of Henry Perrow. For any family, or people out there who would like to get ahold of my father, please email me at [email protected], as I know my father would like any details out there about his Great Grandfather.
Thank you all so much.
S. Nixon
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Shyama Nixon
Great Great Grandson

July 23, 2019

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