White Plains officer dies in the line of duty

A White Plains police officer died in the line of duty this afternoon.

Officials say Michael Perry, 43, collapsed in front of police headquarters after chasing and arresting a suspect.

Perry was taken to White Plains Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Perry was a seven-year veteran of the White Plains Police Department.

In a statement, White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong said, "Michael Perry is a hero, his death has rocked this entire Police Department to its core. He loved being a police officer and he loved the City of White Plains. He will be greatly missed and our deepest condolences go out to his caring family."

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