Deputy Sheriff James Edward Perry, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff James Edward Perry, Sr.

Halifax County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, January 25, 1931

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James Edward Perry, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff James Perry was shot and killed while he and another deputy attempted to serve a search warrant on a man suspected of making illegal whiskey.

Deputy Perry was struck by a shotgun blast as he displayed the search warrant to the suspect at the man's home. The suspect then shot at the second deputy, who returned fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Perry had served with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office for two years and was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

alcohol violation, search warrant

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Deputy Sheriff Perry,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Halifax County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 25, 2021

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