THE PATCH: GOV. CUOMO SIGNS BILL TO DESIGNATE DETECTIVE MICHAEL PERRY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

 

    By Plamena Pesheva

    The legislation was sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge) to honor fallen White Plains police officer Michael Perry, who died in the line of duty.

    Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Thursday that designated a portion of Route 119 in White Plains as the Detective Michael Perry Memorial Highway.

    The legislation was sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge) to honor fallenWhite Plains police officer Michael Perry, who died in the line of duty.

    The law takes effect immediately.

    “Each day, brave men and women like Michael Perry go to work not knowing if they’ll return home,” Ball said. “Dedicating this highway to Michael is the least we can do to honor his memory and thank his family for their sacrifice.”

    Perry, who lived on the Yorktown- Cortlandt border, was a White Plains officer for seven years. Last June, he suffered a fatal heart attack after chasing down a career criminal, who had 300 prior arrests. On June 14, 2010, Perry was posthumously given the rank of Detective. He is survived by his wife, Theresa, and their twin boys, David and John. He also left behind his sister, brother and parents, Patrick and Patricia Perry. (READ MORE)

     

    Publication date: 
    Friday, August 5, 2011 - 00:00