Deputy Sheriff Donald G. Perry

Deputy Sheriff Donald G. Perry

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, November 27, 1970

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Donald G. Perry

Deputy Sheriff Donald Perry was shot and killed by another deputy who mistook him for a burglar at 3060 Richfield Center in Beaver Creek

Deputy Perry heard a radio call for assistance. He entered the front of the building through the broken window, and two Beaver Creek Township officers were waiting at the back door for the owner to arrive and open the door. When Deputy Perry opened the back door, he was mistaken for the burglar since he was in plain clothes.

Deputy Perry had served with the Greene County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Donald G. Perry of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 27, 2023

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