Corporal Van Perry Carthage Police Department, Mississippi End of Watch: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Corporal Van Perry | Carthage Police Department, MississippiCarthage Police Department, Mississippi

Corporal Van Perry

Carthage Police Department, Mississippi
End of Watch: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Biographical Info

Age: 49
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Badge Number: 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: August 28, 2013
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Police Chief Kenny Moore
Carthage Police Department
302 W Main Street
Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 267-8322

Corporal Van Perry suffered a heart attack shortly after arresting a shoplifting suspect on August 28th, 2013.
He had transported the suspect to the police station and began to interview him when he suddenly collapsed. The suspect then alerted other personnel. Corporal Perry was transported to a local hospital before being flown to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He remained there until passing away on September 5th, 2013.
Corporal Perry had served with the Carthage Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.
Corporal Perry’s father, Chief Deputy Willie Perry, of the Leake County Sheriff’s Office, was killed in the line of duty on July 29th, 2001, when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a roadside checkpoint.

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1 Response to “Corporal Van Perry Carthage Police Department, Mississippi End of Watch: Thursday, September 5, 2013”


  1. 1 David Perry February 2, 2016 at 20:29

    Van, I know that it will never get any easier lossing my big brother cause I hold you so tight in my heart… God truely blessed me by choosing you to be my hero… Bubba I’ve been having alot of dreams about you and we are talking, I wake up so excited then I realize that you are gone.. I love you Bubba and tell daddy hey and I can still hear his laugh and that my youngest son looks just like him.. Rest on the wings of angels Bubba and daddy..
    Signed David Perry


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