Police Officer Benjamin Perez

Police Officer Benjamin Perez

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 18, 2002

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Benjamin Perez

Officer Benjamin Perez was struck and killed by a commuter train while conducting a stakeout on the west side on railroad tracks between 2100 and Cermak Rd.

Officer Perez and his partner were on a railroad trestle above Spaulding Avenue when a train approached. Officer Perez's partner was able to jump to safety, but Officer Perez was pulled underneath the passing train.

Officer Perez was a 4 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, his son, parents, and five siblings.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 12225

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train


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Checking in today. Never forgotten Ben. Meet up with our sister Ella, share some stories. Things are so different now, yet, the same. Different in the way things are done, same as in the love we have for each other. Please continue to watch over our police family. Rest easy brother!

Officer Javier Avalos
Chicago Police 010th District

September 18, 2021

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