Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Van Perry

Carthage Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Reflections for Corporal Van Perry

This is my dad

Carthage MS Benjamin Perry
his son

October 18, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing 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 5, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Perry.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 24, 2020

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

October 27, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 24, 2013

Cpl. Perry,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carthage. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 20, 2013

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Corporal Perry died.

To Van's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I know that this is the second line of duty death in your family and that both the pain and pride are forever.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Corporal Perry gave to his community and the citizens of Mississippi, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 5, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

October 4, 2013



October 3, 2013

My condolences to the Van Perry family. May his soul rest in peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police ( Troop "D")

October 1, 2013

Corporal Van Perry,

Thank you for your service. You will be welcomed by all others who also chose to "Protect and Serve" who went before you. Rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray,

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

September 24, 2013

Rest in peace Corporal Perry. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.

Veteran Affairs Police Dept, Detroit, MI

September 19, 2013



September 18, 2013

Rest In Peace...

John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist.
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

September 14, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F Kapusta
Mohawk PD

September 14, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Carthage Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

September 12, 2013

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

September 12, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Corporal Perry's loved ones and everyone at the Carthage Police Department. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

September 12, 2013

So sad....that their family has lost two loved ones in the line of duty. My heart breaks for their family as I also lost a loved one in the line of duty the same year that his father died. They are in my prayers.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor EOW 10-3-01

September 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your fellow officers!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

September 11, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Corporal Van Perry and the Carthage Police Department during this time. Thank you, Corporal Perry, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 10, 2013

RIP brother Van.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept

September 10, 2013

Rest in Peace Corporal. May God Bless your Family.

Officer A. OROZCO

September 10, 2013

Please accept the sincerest sympathies and condolences for your loss from Session 55 of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in Schenectady, NY. We understand you must be proud of Corporal Van Perry's service, as he was likely proud to serve. We only hope these words may offer you some degree of comfort knowing his sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Session 55
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 10, 2013

Cpl. Perry,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

September 10, 2013

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