|Browsing Law Enforcement Section||Organized In Date Order||[ 89 items ]|
|First Item||Earlier||Middle Item||Last Item|
Perry, along with other Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, was attempting to apprehend Carlos Boles, who was wanted on a state warrant for felony assault on a police officer and possession of a controlled substance. Deputy U.S. Marshal Theodore Abegg and a task force officer were injured in the shootout.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Killed In The Line Of Duty
March 08, 2011
WASHINGTON – Deputy U.S. Marshal John Perry died at 7 p.m. CST at Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., from gunshot wounds received earlier today. Perry, 48, had been with the U.S. Marshals for almost 10 years.
Perry, along with other Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, was attempting to apprehend Carlos Boles, who was wanted on a state warrant for felony assault on a police officer and possession of a controlled substance. Deputy U.S. Marshal Theodore Abegg and a task force officer were injured in the shootout. Abegg, 31, has been with the U.S. Marshals for three years.
Boles was killed when officers returned fire.
“Our deputies and law enforcement partners face danger every day in the pursuit of justice for the citizens of this great nation,” said Director Stacia A. Hylton. “Our people and our partners are well trained and prepared, but it is impossible to predict when a wanted individual will make a fateful choice that results in the loss of life or injury. When that happens, and the life lost is a law enforcement officer or other public servant, it is an immeasurable tragedy felt by all. Today, unfortunately, we again feel that pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with our fallen deputy as well as the injured and their families.”
March 11, 2011
Obituary: Deputy U.S. Marshal John Perry
Deputy U.S. Marshal John Brookman Perry, 48, died in the line-of-duty Tuesday, March 8, 2011, from gunshot wounds received while serving an arrest warrant on a residence in St. Louis, Mo.
Deputy Perry was born in Glen Ellyn, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. As the son of a bankruptcy court judge and grandson of a district court judge in Chicago, Deputy Perry literally grew up in the federal courts and as a young child often associated with the Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to protecting the judiciary. His grandfather, who started as a coal miner and worked his way up to the federal bench, was a great influence on Deputy Perry.
A 1980 graduate of Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Deputy Perry earned a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1984 from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.
Deputy Perry’s first employment in law enforcement came in the Madison County Probation Office in Edwardsville, Ill., where he worked 16 years in various positions within the office, including pre-trial supervision and high-risk supervision. His brother, Bart Perry, has been a supervisory probation officer with the state of Illinois in Jolliet for 25 years.
Deputy Perry had been assigned to the U.S. Marshals Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis since July, 2005, where he served as a team leader on the fugitive task force and was the district’s firearms instructor. He had been with the U.S. Marshals Service since graduating from the U.S. Marshals Academy in 2001. Immediately following graduation, Deputy Perry served in the District of Columbia Superior Court where, in addition to his duties in the court, he was a volunteer to the call center for the television series America’s Most Wanted. Deputy Perry was posthumously promoted to Protective Intelligence Investigator by the U.S. Marshals Service.
A memorial service and celebration of Deputy Perry’s life will be held Sunday, March 13, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Powell Symphony Hall located at 718 North Grand Boulevard in St. Louis. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The John Perry Children’s Benefit Fund, PO Box 323, Maryville, IL 62062.
Deputy Perry is survived by his mother Pamela Roberts of Rio Verde, Ariz; brother Bartley Perry of Joliet, Ill.; sister Meredith Neill of Phoenix, Ariz.; Kathy Perry, mother of daughter Laura Perry; Kimberly McQuay, mother of son Sam Perry and daughter Brooke McQuay; and fiancé Pam Robtoy.