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

How my heart breaks for you. My wife and i had two children. both girls. The youngest one died may 4 2002 in the line of duty. She was 24 years old. She loved her job and she left us doing what she felt she had to do, help people. I know that what i'm saying is not much help now.
You all have a tough road ahead of you. But take it from a guy thats still hurting very much, you have to stand up and be proud, He was a good person.
Hold on,
Love Greg and Janice

Father of FO

Thank you for being out there. Write us back and tell us how beautiful Heaven is!!

Chicago police Judo Club

To Officer Perez family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL E/O/W 11/6/1986

To our lost comrade you will always be remembered by those you have been with, and you will always be in our minds and spoken about in our prayers. Rest now brother for your tour is done but your mission will be carried on.

a fellow pollice officer from chicago
Chicago Police Dept.

To the family and friends of Officer Perez you are in my thoughts and prayers. There is nothing worse than to lose someone in the line of duty. When Joey was killed I felt very alone but there is a wonderful group called COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) who was there for me. The survivors of Law Enforcement officers have stuck together to make sure our heros will never be forgotten. May God be with you during this tragic time.

Dana Perot
Survivor (Fiance') of Deputy Joseph Rodgers eow 4-9-97

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Perez... my sincerest condolences. My God bless and comfort you through this difficult time.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me.
Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
Psalm 25:1,2,3,
To his family and friends, there is a high court that we will all attend, and so the perps who necessitated him even being on that trestle. His life here as a police officer is over, but his heavenly one is just beginning.
Thank you, Officer Perez, RIP
Isaiah 40:31



Rest in peace brother, condolences to your family and partner.

chicago police

Rest in peace, Officer Perez. You & your family will be in our hearts & prayers. You will never be forgotten. Thank you & God bless you.

Officer A. Abuzanat
CPD- 008th

A poem my wife found that may find the friends and family of officer perez some comfort:

You Don't Know How It Feels"

Out we go each and every day.
families at home, children at play.
We never know when our time is near
the ultimate price, "I love you dear."

Look at me and think what you may,
but in time of need, I'm on the way.
Never failing to do my best,
I'll lay down my life ... to this I attest.

My life for yours, does that seem fair,
ask my family, if you dare.
It's the career I've chose, you wouldn't understand.
It's about helping others when they need a hand.

You beat your loved ones and drive around drunk,
steal from others, act like a punk.
Use your drugs and sell them too,
rob innocent people because they're not like you.

"Gangbangers" to "wanta be's" you all try to fit in,
why do you act that way ... scared of the "pen?"
I'm just doing my job, you wouldn't understand.
Don't want me around till you need help, man.

The pay isn't great, and the hours are strange,
but I love what I do, do you feel the same?
Saving the world is not what it's about,
one at a time, we try to help out.

I just want to go home, my family to see,
try as you may, you won't take that from me.
Maybe not today, but I will see them again.
As I stand with Saint Peter ... and welcome them in


Bless the family/friends of Officer Perez...I am not an Officer yet but I can only think of how much it hurts 1000's of people when just one gives their life to save others.

The Policeman turned to face his GOD
Which must always come to pass
He hopped his boots were shinning
Just as brightly as his brass
"Step forward now police man
How might I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his sholders and said.
"No Lord I guess I aint,
because those of us who carry badges,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sunday's
and at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are very tough.
But I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got to steep.
I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes Lord forgive me
I weapted unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you have a place for me Lord
It need not be so grand,
I never expected or had too much but if you don't
I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod,
As the policeman waited quietly
For a judgement of his God,
"Step forward now policeman,
You borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat, in Heavens streets.
You've done your time in hell."

God Bless and Rest in Peace.

Criminal Justice Student

Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to your wife and children. You are watching over us now. Another hero gone. Rest now blue angel your watch is over.

A Texas Officer's Wife


officer grant m. jones
south bend police c.v.o unit

God bless those left behind

S. Yates
concerned citizen

God Bless you and your family...May you rest in peace.

Maitland Police Department

My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Perez, their children, family, friends and co-workers. You are not alone in your grief and pain. Your law enforcement family is with you. Miles may separate us, but love knows no bounds! Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - Surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

To the family of officer Perez: You have a long road ahead of you, just know that you are not alone, and you are not the only one on that road either - even though sometimes it may feel that way. You have our thoughts and prayers with you on a daily basis, and I know that is what is assisting me down that road, and it will assist you too.

Deputy Rene' Dennis
Harris County Sheriff's Dpt. & Widdow of Joseph N. Dennis EOW 05-22-01

Officer Perez, rest in peace, you made a difference. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Officer Don Hurley
Eloy Az. Police Department

RIP Officer PEREZ, it saddens me everyday when I come to this web site, hopeing not to see another name. May god bless you, your familiy and the Chicago Police Dept. I know you will be joined in a special room in heaven where all our other heros are. You will be missed!

SGT Brad Becker
US ARMY Military Police

My sincere condolences to the family of Officer Perez. My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sami Thomson
Surviving niece of Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

Officer Perez,
May God give your family & friends the comfort, strength and courage they need to begin the long journey ahead of them. I pray that they will be there for each other & never forget you. You have given your all and now have joined the most elite force - those "killed in the line of duty". I was at Police Week in D.C. this year and was impressed to see so many officers from Chicago P.D. standing in line as the survivors left the memorial service at the Capital. Be proud to be a part of a department who represents your sacrifice in such a way. I know in May 2003, they will have many officers there to represent you. I will not always remember your name but will remember you and your family in my prayers.
Survivor of Trooper Calvin E. Taylor NCHP E.O.W. 10-3-01

NC Highway Patrol

Another Great American Hero taken from us by fate. May you rest in peace my Brother in Blue. God Bless your family, friends and co-workers you will not be forgotten.

Detective J.C. Johnson
Danville Police Dept. Danville VA.

Rest in peace, Officer Perez, your watch is over now. May God comfort those you leave behind. You're joining some of the finest officers from Jessamine County that we will always miss!

Thank you for your service to your community. God bless you and your family. You will not be fogotten.

P.O. Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

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