Detective Michael Richard Perry

Detective Michael Richard Perry

White Plains Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 12, 2010

Michael Richard Perry

Officer Michael Perry suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after chasing and arresting a man at a local mall. He had called for assistance and chased the larceny suspect a short distance before placing him into custody.

Officer Perry transported the man to police headquarters for booking when he suddenly collapsed. He was transported to White Plains Hospital where he passed away a short time later.

The suspect, who was a career criminal with over 300 arrests, was charged with resisting arrest and larceny.

Officer Perry had served with the White Plains Police Department for seven years and previously with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection Police. He is survived by his wife, twin sons, parents, sister, and brother.

On June 14, 2010, Officer Perry was posthumously promoted to the rank of Police Detective.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 115

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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300 arrests?' God bless him, a shame a mutt walks the streets after that many collars

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

June 12, 2017

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