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Route 119 Now Honors Yorktown Resident, Officer

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- State Route 119 in Westchester was designated the Michael Perry Memorial Highway Thursday, honoring the Yorktown resident and police officer who died in the line of duty.

The bill to name the road after Perry was proposed by Sen. Greg Ball (R, C- Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C- Goldens Bridge.)  It was created to honor Perry, a Yorktown resident and officer in the White plains Police Department who suffered a fatal heart attack chasing and arresting a larceny suspect.

“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 had served in the White Plains Police Department for seven years and previously worked with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police. Officer Perry was posthumously promoted to the rank of Police Detective on June 14, 2010.

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