Cops, family, mayor honor fallen hero in W. Plains
White Plains Police Officer Michael Perry was given a posthumous promotion to detective yesterday afternoon at a memorial service following his unexpected death over the weekend.
Perry had just arrested a career criminal with over 300 arrests when he started complaining of chest pains and collapsed in front of police headquarters.
Perry was rushed to the hospital where he later died of an apparent heart attack.
The White Plains police commissioner says the department lost a member of their family in Perry.
Mayor Adam Bradley added that Perry was a hero and should be honored as such. "As far as I am concerned, he was a hero for our city and we should be recognizing that," Bradley said.
White Plains residents mourn fallen officer