Sergeant James David Perry

Sergeant James David Perry

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, October 3, 1999

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James David Perry

Sergeant James Perry suffered a fatal heart attack while in a foot pursuit of a man suspected in an earlier assault on an officer in Ardmore, Tennessee. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital in Alabama after being flown there.

Sergeant Perry had been with the agency for 23 years and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 3, 2020

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