Officer Perry Wayne Renn

Officer Perry Wayne Renn

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 5, 2014

Perry Wayne Renn

Officer Perry Renn was shot and killed when responding to a report of shots fired near the intersection of East 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue.

When Officer Renn and another officer arrived, they encountered a subject in a nearby alley. The subject opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, fatally striking Officer Renn.

The subject, who had a lengthy criminal history, was critically wounded and was apprehended when Officer Renn and the other officer returned fire. He subsequently plead guilty to Officer Renn's murder and was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Officer Renn was a two time recipient of the department's Medal of Bravery Award, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart.

Officer Renn was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge A572
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Semi-automatic
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

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