Detective Alvin Perez, Jr.

Detective Alvin Perez, Jr.

Bellwood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, January 17, 2002

Alvin Perez, Jr.

Detective Alvin Perez was killed in an automobile accident while he and his partner transported a murder suspect back to the police station for questioning.

Detective Perez was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus when it struck a concrete barrier on an off ramp from the Eisenhower Expressway in snowy and slushy conditions. Detective Perez's partner and the suspect, who were both riding in the backseat, were injured.

Detective Perez had served with the Bellwood Police Department for 12 years and was a US Navy veteran. He had only been promoted to detective 17 days before the accident. Detective Perez was survived by his wife, 6-year-old daughter, 2-year-old twins, father and sister.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 806
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I've thought about you everyday for 16 years. The pain has never gone away, I've just learned to cope with it. Today I miss you so much, that it hurts . I love you Jr.

Iliana Perez

October 30, 2018

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