As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
US marshal dies from injuries in St. Louis shootout
Officer Down: Deputy Marshal John Perry - [U.S. Marshals Service , ]
By Kim Bell St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ST. LOUIS — Deputy Marshal John Perry was shot and killed in St. Louis, Missouri, while serving a warrant.
At approximately 6:50 am Deputy Marshal Perry along with approximately ten other U.S. Marshals and St. Louis police officers went to the suspect's home to serve a felony warrant for assault on a law enforcement officer and drug possession.
The officers were able to remove several children from the home before beginning their search for the suspect. As the officers searched the home for the suspect, he opened fire on them, striking one deputy marshal and one St. Louis police officer. In a second exchange of gunfire, a second deputy marshal was shot and the suspect was shot and killed.
Deputy Marshal Perry was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds later in the day.
Deputy Marshal Perry had served with the United States Marshals Service for 10 years and had previously served 16 years as a probation officer for the Madison County Probation and Court Services Department.
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