Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Benjamin Perez

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 18, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Benjamin Perez

Checking in today. Never forgotten Ben. Meet up with our sister Ella, share some stories. Things are so different now, yet, the same. Different in the way things are done, same as in the love we have for each other. Please continue to watch over our police family. Rest easy brother!

Officer Javier Avalos
Chicago Police 010th District

September 18, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother. I think about our high school days together.

Special Agent Victor Filipek
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

May 25, 2021

Ben, I know that you are up in heaven watching over your family . You must be smiling ear to ear at seeing how wonderful your kids are. Please keep on watching over them I know they miss you.

Loyola Public Safety

May 6, 2021

Still in my prayers. Never forgotten. Continue to watch over us. May you continue to Rest In Peace.

PO Javier Avalos
Chicago Police

September 19, 2020

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

Although I never knew you, I often find myself looking at your picture that's framed in my dads office or admiring the memorial thats on 53rd and Nashville, and I can't help but think about the kind of person that you were. Hearing old stories from my pops makes me appreciate police officers like you even more and makes me wonder why bad things happen to good people. I hope your family is doing well, and I hope your legacy lives on forever.


September 18, 2020

Thinking of you and your family. Please continue to watch over us Ben.

Javier Avalos 010th District
Chicago Police Department

September 19, 2019

So many years have gone by, but the pain of that day is still felt. We’ve lost so many others from 010 throughout the last few years, hopefully you guys meet up and together continue to watch over us. May you Rest In Peace.

P.O. Javier Avalos
Chicago Police Department

September 18, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 18, 2018

RIP Brother


September 11, 2018

Ben, Your wisdom, humor, heart and kindness are always remembered. The kids are at ages where they are missing you all over in a different way as they come to age. We share your amazing character and strength with them so they can know they have it in them. They do, so please watch over them. Love and miss you being here for everything. You were an amazing father to Katarina Ben and Becky, and taken away in a flash. Always in our hearts.


May 8, 2017

Remembering you on this day, and always. Continue to watch over us Ben.

P.O. Javier Avalos

September 19, 2016

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

Thinking of you today and always. I saw your family today. Your little boy looks just like you. You would be so proud to see what beautiful young adults they have become. I can't believe it's been so long. Rest in peace brother.

Javier Avalos

September 18, 2015


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Rest in peace Chicago Police Officer Benjamin Perez. It has been 12 years since I was on the scene that day. What a horrible way to die! I was just looking at your star, in the case at CPD HQ. I will never forget what happened that day, I use that incident as an example of what can happen around railroad tracks, and how dangerous it can be. Your shift was over for eternity on Wednesday, September 18, 2002. Rest in peace my brother, your job is done, the rest of us have it from here on!

Metra Police Department

September 19, 2014

Thinking of you today and always Ben. Please watch over us.

P.O. Javier Avalos
Chicago Police Department

September 18, 2014

Thinking of you. Miss you. Wish you were here. Im sorry and regret not telling you I love you enough. I love you. Hope to see you again.


September 12, 2014

John 15:13

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Police Officer Jesus Centeno
Chicago Police Department
I Will Never Forget

July 6, 2014

You and your family our in my prayers. I had a chance to see your family today, your kids have gotten so big. Your son looks just like you and your girls are beautiful. I know you are watching down on them. Please continue to watch over all of us.

Officer Javier Avalos
Chicago Police Department 010th Dist

September 19, 2013


Wish you were here. We had some good times back in H.S. Miss you bro.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations / HSI

February 1, 2013

Ben, You are remembered for you absolute service to our city. May the Almighty be with you and your beloved family.

Rest easy Ben.

Detective Mike (Rtd)
CPD (Rtd)

November 24, 2012

Although a decade has passed since that terrible day you are still in our hearts and minds. Pictures of you and your family hang in the roll call room reminding us everyday before we head out that you are there watching over us. Wish I could have made it to the memorial service your family planned yesterday, but unfortunately was with my partner sending you another angel to watch over us. Maybe you can meet up with her, I'm sure my partner would like that. God bless you and your family Ben.

Javier Avalos
CPD 010

September 20, 2012

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Ben. I hope that you are enjoying your birthday in Heaven and watching over your brothers in blue. You will never be forgotten and you will always be missed.

Randall E. Vinyard

March 31, 2012

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