Detective Michael Richard Perry

Detective Michael Richard Perry

White Plains Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 12, 2010

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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. And in June 2011, Route 119 was renamed Detective Michael Perry Memorial Highway.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 115

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Det. Perry,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of White Plains. And to your Family and loved ones,, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 12, 2020

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