Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Alvin Perez, Jr.

Bellwood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, January 17, 2002

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Reflections for Detective Alvin Perez, Jr.

I never got to meet you, but my Dad has told me about you since I was little. The more I learned about you the more I wanted to follow in your footsteps and become a Police Officer too. I have been a Police Explorer now for about a year and I decided I'm going to keep working hard and become either a Police Officer or cardio surgeon. I can't wait till I can meet you. Thank you for your service. I will never forget you.

Cecilia Abreu

November 4, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Perez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 25, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

Miguel Herrera
Brookfield Zoo PD

January 16, 2020

Alvin here is a surprise I didn’t retire for long I went back to bored at home and my baby isn’t a baby anymore just like yours. I sill love you Alvin years don’t change that.

Sgt. Joseph Dooley
Arizona State dept.

December 30, 2018

I've thought about you everyday for 16 years. The pain has never gone away, I've just learned to cope with it. Today I miss you so much, that it hurts . I love you Jr.

Iliana Perez

October 30, 2018

God bless Detective Perez and his family. Never forgotten.

Det Vincent Sinnott

February 21, 2018

It’s coming up on sixteen years. I know I was only barely six when you were taken from our lives, but I still think of you everyday. Your sons are about to graduate from high school and myself from college (which i would not have been able to do without the support of those who support the families of fallen officers) I love you forever papi and I hope i am making you proud.

Jessica Perez

January 10, 2018

Alvin your day approaches but you are never forgotten. Your babies are no longer babies but always have dad in there heart. Well I am now retired but it was time. I love you always.

Sgt Joseph Dooley (Ret)
State of Arizona

January 3, 2018

Detective Perez's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 5-25-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

May 25, 2016



November 26, 2015

Alvin thought I should explain I took a demotion to Sergeant as no money loss less pressure. My living daughter is 10 now I told her what a great man you are. I love you my brother.

Sgt. Joseph Dooley
Arizona State Dept

November 5, 2015

I worked with officer Perez several years he was hard working and loved his family I help him find his mother when she was missing only to find out she had passed in her vehicle form carbon monoxide he loved his wife and kids very much and was a great police officer he will be missed

Police officer Micheal Broome
Former Bellwood police dept

September 9, 2013

Al, quietly reflecting on my service with Bellwood and had several pleasant memories of you. It was a close group of guys back then. I know our guys are safer on the street with you watching over them.

Deputy Chief Richard Blass (Ret.)
Bellwood PD

August 16, 2013

I'm Priscilla Santana, & I am doing a research paper for my Criminal Justice class. I feel bad that good, innocent officers die during the line of duty. May Detective Alvin Perez, Jr. Rest In Peace

Priscilla Santana
Criminal Justice Academy MHHS

May 15, 2013

My Brother
Another year passes for my Mother and you my brother.In this case time doesn't heal. you both are very deep in my prayers and my heart. I love you Alvin look out for my Mom.

Capt. Joseph Dooley
Arizona State Dept.

January 15, 2013

I have not forgoteen Alvin, you will always live in our hearts and memories. See you on the other side one day brother.

Ofc Alvin Santiago
Chicago Police Dept.

May 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Perez. Your sacrifice is not forgotten

Officer 11169

April 21, 2012

Alvin my Brother
I spent Jan 17th missing my Mother and you. Both of you left us on that date ten years apart. I attempted to hold back the tears buts failed. You both were a huge part of my life and are missed very much. I know you both are looking over us. Bless you my friend I miss you.

Capt. Joseph Dooley
Arizona State dept.

January 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 17, 2012

Dear Alvin
By reading your wifes reflection its hard to believe its been 8 years. Wow I see the kids are getting big. I also see that you are still doing many good things. your children i'm sure they're very proud of you. I miss you now and always Alvin

Lt. Joseph Dooley
Arizona State Dept.

October 27, 2010

This September marks the 8th year H.I.S.L.E.A. will honor Al with awarding a scholorship in his name. The "Alvin Perez Memorial Scholarship" is given to a student persuing a degree in teaching. Al had been hired to teach Criminal Justice classes at Triton College in River Grove, IL. He was to begin a week after his fatal accident.

God knows why Al was given to me for 7 short years, but I will carry him in my heart forever. Our three children, 14 & two 10, are told stories often and reminded of how much of their Papi they carry with them.

Al, I miss you so much, I look forward to the day we are reunited.


September 13, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 23, 2009


I just found out about what happened 1 week ago. My heart
hurts still... I remember that you were dedicated to everything you set your mind to. I remember your artistic quality and your sense of humor was the best. You've been heavy on my heart and that's the reason I tried to find you. I've always been so proud of you, even when were 16 and nieve, you made a mark in my heart and I pray that the world knows just how special you were. You said on a picture you mailed me "sailors have more fun", I know the angels smiled the day God brought you home. I will always have love for you. You were the best.. I miss you still

Melody Scalf
Your old friend

February 14, 2009

Dear Alvin,

I can remember the times when our families got together in the summertime thanks to Joe(Oak Park Police). I want to Thank You for your sacrafice.
May GOD Bless You and your family.

Det. Robert Myint
Aurora Police Department

May 16, 2008

Thinking of you ..I thank you so much for helping me with the hard times in my life growing up. You never gave up on me. Thank you Al.


March 11, 2008

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