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



August 29, 2005

Dear Mrs. Perez,

Im sorry for your loss. I lost my father in 1983 he was also part of the CPD. Stay strong and remind your children of all the great memories. My prayers are with you


June 24, 2005

It's comforting to know that your star now rests with the others who gave their lives for the citizens of Chicago.

Lt. Marc Hearn
Dallas Police Department

May 25, 2005

Rest In Peace Ben , Yor sacrifice will not be forgotten

Police Officer
Chicago Police

October 1, 2004

We extend our deepest sorrow and heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Officer Perez.God Bless.

PO S.Harris #396
Cicero PD,Gang Tactical Unit

September 18, 2004

Sometimes I wonder why GOD takes some sooner than others, for I have done many drug surveillances from the train tracks. I have been involved in a serious auto accident in the squad. I still patrol the ungrateful streets of Chicago. Always remember that you did not DIE in vain. There are many of us who are grateful for the sacrifice you gave doing the job you loved. GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOUR FAMILY BE BLESSED BY JESUS FOREVER.

police officer

August 14, 2004

Ben, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Your memory is honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 21, 2004

May God continue to keep and bless your family.
My prayers are with all of you.

Officer Melanie Thornton-Perez

I didn't know you, but I do now. Rest in Peace Officer, may God Bless your Family.

K-9 Officer Martinez,J.
Chicago, PD

Officer Perez, May your memory live on in the hearts of all law enforement officers. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, and because of that, you will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace my brother, and may God bless you.

Officer John Foster
Panama City Beach Police Department

May you rest in peace knowing that your sacrifice was felt by your entire "police family". You remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. You typify the revered product...........

Sgt Al (018)
Chicago Police Dept

I remember first meeting Benjamin 4 years ago as a recruit such as myself as we trained together in 016 and how much we complain how slow it was in the district. I knew Benjamin was a working copper and I know personally he would of like everyone to remember him as another proud policeman doing his share to make a difference in people life. GOD BLESS YOU Benjamin and my condolences to your family on their loss. May you know enjoy to continue your tour of duty in heaven brother... Miss ya Dennis

P.O. Dennis Pagan
Chicago Police Dept.


Chicago P.D.

Our sympathies go out to Michele Perez, Ben's family and friends, and his co-workers. Losing a partner is often as bad as losing a family member. It is so very tragic. I hope the department retires his star.

Michele, there are so many people praying for you. You need to have faith and in time, you will again be happy. Be thankful that you have 3 healthy and beautiful children.


To the family, friends and many co-workers of Officer Pertz the Mobile Alabama Police Department sends our deepest sympathies and condolences.

Lieutenant Kay Taylor
Mobile Alabama Police Department

We must never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
They are the ones that went above and beyond the call.
You will forever be in our hearts. To all officers that have gone before us, Go walk a beat on heavens streets.
You've done your time in hell.

What a shame to lose such a dedicated officer. Benjamin, his family, friends and co-workers will be in our prayers.

Patrolman P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD



Rest in peace , brother officer. It brings tears to my eyes, every time one of our family leaves us in such an untimely manner. You are at peace now, you have no more pain, suffering, or worries. My deepest, heartfelt sympathies to your friends and physical family.

College Park Police/ Georgia

My prayers are with the family, friends and brothers in blue of Officer Perez. Always remember he gave his life as a hero. He is now keeping watch from above.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

Godspeed my brother. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff
Cook County IL Sheriff's

im not a police officer but a concerned citizen. I'm sorry for your loss. I have many friends on the police department god bless them all. Mrs.Perez god bless you and your family.

abel almodovar
chicago il

Mrs. Perez, my heart breaks for you and your children. I can only imagine how wonderful a husband and father Ben was! Ben and I went to prom together and I really adored him and his friendship. I feel a terrible loss in hearing of his death as we lost touch over the years and to hear of his death...leaves an emptiness. I mourn with you and your children, his family, friends and fellow officers.
I KNOW Ben will be our guardian angel!!

Rose (Dominguez) Helms

To the family of Officer Perez. I am was so sorry to hear the news about your husband, your father, your son, your brother and your friend. Although I did not know Officer Perez, I have come to know a number of officers that amke up the Chicago Police Family. He is a HERO and this world is a better place because of him.

My brother, Chicago Police Officer Brian T. Strouse, was killed in the line of duty on June 30, 2000 and my family knows all too well the pain you are feeling. I wish I knew what to say to help you though this difficult time. The only advice I can offer is when the pain seems unbearable, reach out to the Chicago Police Department, family and friends and the COPS organization. They will help you through this.

You may never be able to make sense of any of this, however, I am sure you will agree that your lives were a better and safer place to live knowing he was one of the GOOD GUYS protecting all of us. Hold your head high and proud, let the world know what a blessing he was not only to you but to the the children and families of the City of Chicago and countless others whose lives he touched daily. Keep him alive though memories and stories.

I heart goes out to each and every member of his family. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

Cindy Strouse

Cindy Strouse

To Protect and To Serve
Written by : Kate Plourde

I don't know why you chose this path
It was surely not for pay
There's no routine or certainty
That brings comfort with each day

You leave your home and take with you
Silent prayers of family
They know the dangers you will see
They pray on bended knee

Your eyes see more in just one day
Than we do in an entire year
You strive to make our homes a haven
Safe from harms way and fear

You vow To Protect and To Serve
People you don't even know
You treat them all with dignity
Despite the filth they show

The way you serve with care and honor
Reflects your reputation
You wear your badge with such great pride
And it serves as confirmation

You never know with each call you take
If this will be your last
But yet you continue to take each one
And let your doubts just pass

This is your eulogy while you yet live
To wait for your death is sad
How much we need you to keep on going
To survive in a world gone mad

- May you rest in peace with your other brothers and sisters and continue to be a guardian angel to the others in blue.

Renee' Lee Greco, Webmaster

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