Deputy Kenneth Fredrick Perrigo

Deputy Kenneth Fredrick Perrigo

Shasta County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 21, 1991

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Kenneth Fredrick Perrigo

Deputy Kenneth Perrigo was shot in the head and killed after he arrested two suspects for drinking in public.

While transporting the suspects to the station one of them was able to pull Deputy Perrigo's gun and shot him. The shooter was sentenced to death.

Deputy Perrigo was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Sheriff's department's SWAT team. He is survived by his wife, three children, his brother and sister, his mother and his father who served as a California Highway Patrol officer.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

DIP, transport

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Its nearly 2024 now, but exactly 2 days and 33 years since you passed. I didn't know you, I wasn't even born yet when you passed. Your legacy lives on though, you will forever live on through the stories of you and laugher shared by the ones who did know you, and you will forever be remembered as an inspiration, a brave man, a caring and loving father and husband and you will forever be remembered as a hero. Although the ones who did this to you got what deserve, there is no justice that can even begin to repay your family, wife and community for the hero they took from everyone that night. 33 years later, we not only remember you, we share your legacy with our own families and you are remembered even by the youth in your own community to this day. My thoughts and prayers to all of your family, I know that no matter how much time passes it never stops hurting and you are deeply missed officer Perrigo.

Community Member (Shasta County)

October 23, 2023

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