Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Anthony P. Perri

Northlake Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, October 27, 1967

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony P. Perri

Rest in peace Officer Perri.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother. We honor and remember you on the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 27, 2017

Officer Perri's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-13-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

September 13, 2017

I was home for lunch from school. I was 10. Mom was sitting on the stairs and I could tell something was wrong. She was waiting for the phone to ring and told me there had been a bank robbery and offers were down. Her husband, my father was working the day shift. The phone didn't ring. I didn't go back to school, nor did my brothers that were home too. When we finally got word that Dad was injured but okay, our relief turned to tears as we heard of two others that lost their lives. They were a part of our family. RIP to both as we near yet another anniversary. I know Dad and his partners are all reunited in the heavens and creating some hell of their own :) Gone but never forgotten....

Laura Rudolph Burke
Northlake Patrolman's daughter

September 1, 2015

I grew up in Northlake and lived there from 1960-1972. My formative years were spent there and I still hold a deep passion for the town. The bank robbery was a big event, my mother was near the bank that day and to this day the loss of these fine police officers haunts my memory even though I have no family connection with them. When you are in a small town an event such as this affects many, I can only imagine the huge family impact. Officer Perri thank you and your family for your ultimate sacrifice so
that I and so many others lived a safe and memorable life in Northlake. I pay honor to you all these years later and know that your sacrifice was not forgotten by at least this once former resident of the town. May you eternally rest in peace and be in God's embrace of love. You are a true hero to me!

Former Resident

September 23, 2014

I am a daughter of Lt Ken Grundy and a niece of Chief Bill Anderson's, Nate Perri and Norm Nissen were honorary "uncles". The bank robbery forever changed their lives and our peaceful community.
I was only 7 when this happened but of course heard about it growing up. My dad passed away 25 years ago this August, and I know Officer Nagle and Officer Perri were there to greet him. And when Norm Sr joined them, you know there was a huge Northlake Police party!!
They will never be forgotten and will be forever in my heart.

Sandy Grundy Valesh
3rd Daughter of Lt Ken Grundy

June 26, 2014

When I was a kid, we visited family in Northlake. My Dad was a Patrolman for Rosemont Police Department and would tell me the story of his two of his friends that got killed at this bank. He would have tears in his eyes when telling me the story. I was about 12 at the time. He always had a hard time talking about the event. My Dad and I worked together at the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for 17 years before he died of cancer. I have since retired and teaching Criminal Justice in a near by High School. The memories of John Nagle, and Anthony Perri will always be in our prayers, and never forgotten.

Sergeant Mark Moe (Retired)
Pasco Sheriff's Office

May 31, 2014

well my dad was your nephew and my grandfather was your brother
i was born 15 days after your death. my dad has passed but your memory has been carried on to my children. sorry i never got to meet you but my grandpa told me alot of stories
you will never be forgotten

kevin perri
great nephew grandson of nate perri

May 11, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 9, 2014

The suspect was apprehended in a small cottage in Fish Lake-- LaPorte County Ind. by FBI Agent Gene Norris and LaPorte County Sheriff Cliff Arnold and his deputies. Suspect Henry Gargano was found unconscious laying on a cot inside the cottage with a blanket pulled up around his chest with a loaded Colt 1911 45 pistol in one hand and a cocked S&W mod. 28 .357 mag in the other. Gargano was suffering from several gunshot wounds he received in the robbery. A female accomplice was also arrested in the cottage that day.

Wayne A. Kemker Det/Sgt Ret.
LaPorte County Sheriff Dept.

April 25, 2013

Officer Perri was my uncle, I referred to him as uncle tony, I was born in 1962 and remember sitting on his knee and a young boy. His death left my aunt and cousins without and husband and father, changing there lives forever. I will never forget him and will always have a hero.
Joe K

Lt. Joseph Kish
Chicago fire dept. nephew

April 23, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Perri. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Even though i wasn't born yet i feel like i knew these two brave men.My father was the Northlake police chief at the time this horrible event and almost 45 years later he still talks about this.These men are true heros they should never be forgotten for giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Larry Gilliam
Son of retired Northlake police chief

August 18, 2012

We will not let you be forgotten,
You will always be remembered by your loved ones,
May you rest in peace and know that your sacrifice is not forgotten. We love and miss you , rest in peace Uncle Tony

Misty Armenta
Great Niece

July 20, 2012

I lived in Northlake at the time of this incident. It was a tragic day that change my life as I think it was he day for many of us when we lost our sense of innocence. I was only 11 at the time, but it is burned into my memory. It is odd how the actions of the criminals that did this actually affected the lives of so many, thankfully they did not get out of prison on parole. The two officers that gave their lives are heros that I remember frequently even though I was just a resident of Northlake and have no family connection to them. May you rest in peace and know that your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Civilian

July 5, 2012

I remember Perri and Nagle. My Dad was an officer and Detective there in Northlake. His name was Billie J. Anders. Dad had already left the force before this happened. We were saddened when we heard about this. I believe my Dad helped train John Nagle. As well as traing former Chief Bill Anderson. Bill Anderson was a good friend to my Dad thru the years. I was recently in Northlake, but due to the storms and all I was unable to locate the new station. We left there in May 1965. I believe Northlake lost a couple of good officers when you lost Perri and Nagle. Came across this and thought I would make a few comments. Thanks for reading this. Eugene S. Anders.

Eugene S. Anders civilan

April 14, 2012

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.


Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

August 24, 2010

I read about your sacrafice in a book about the FBI. I just wanted to pay my respects and thank you for your service.
"In Valor, There Is Hope"

P/O Joe Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police Dept

December 7, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

You have not been forgotten even after 39 years. You will always be remembered by your loved ones and the Blue Family. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 27, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

October 27, 2004

We will not let you be forgotten...rest in peace, my brother


Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Illinois

September 1, 2003

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