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Michael Perry Highway Passes NYS Senate and Assembly


Chairman Ball’s efforts to honor hero wins support in NYS Legislature

Albany, N.Y. – (06/17/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, is proud to announce the passage of a bill he sponsored designating state Route 119 in Westchester County as the Detective Michael Perry Memorial Highway. The legislation, which passed in both the NYS Senate and Assembly, was passed in honor of Officer Michael Perry, who suffered a fatal heart attack after a police chase.

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

Perry, a Yorktown resident, was a White Plains officer for seven years. Last year, he suffered a fatal heart attack after chasing down a career criminal with 300 prior arrests. He was posthumously given the rank of Detective. Perry is survived by his wife, Theresa, and their twin boys. He also left behind loving parents, Patrick and Patricia Perry.

The bill, which was also sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R-Goldens Bridge), will be sent to the Governor’s office for his signature.