Detective Henry C. Perrow

Detective Henry C. Perrow

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 11, 1933

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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I had the honor of wearing Detective Henry Perrow's name on my race bib today at the 17th Annual Police Officers' & Firefighters' Memorial 5K held today, here in San Antonio. I pray that you continue to rest in peace, sir. My prayers for safety are always with our first responders. It was an honor to ring the blue bell at the top of the hill, each time I climbed it. Twice, in your honor. Prayers to your family and prayers to all first responders. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Karen Burt
Athlete

May 26, 2018

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