St. Louis mourners remember slain deputy marshal
Monday, March 14, 2011
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered over the weekend to mourn a deputy marshal killed in a St. Louis shootout that left two other law enforcers wounded and the suspect they were trying to arrest dead.
Forty-eight-year-old John Perry was remembered as a devoted law enforcement officer during a service Sunday at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Mayor Francis Slay and U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton were among the speakers.
Perry died Tuesday, 12 hours after being shot in the head by suspect Carlos Boles.
Perry had been a U.S. marshal for nearly 10 years. Before that, he worked for about 16 years in the court system of Madison County, Ill., serving as probation officer to adults and DUI defendants, and as a surveillance officer.