Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Detective Henry C. Perrow

Detective Henry Carrington Perrow
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Born: February 18, 1877
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: Monday, December 11, 1933
Date of Incident: Monday, December 11, 1933
Age: 56
Badge Number: 36
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Suspect Info: Shot and killed, in unrelated shooting
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Buried: San Fernando Cemetery #3
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P10 - E17
TPOM: 28, B, 02

Detective Perrow was alerted to the possibility that members of a Chicago crime gang, might be in the city. After trailing a suspicious stranger in a taxi, Perrow and his partners pulled alongside the cab at a busy intersection. When they tried to talk to the man, he fled down the street on foot and disappeared into a blind alley off the 400 block of East Commerce. Perrow and his partners followed. The man cornered, whipped out two pistols and began firing. One bullet hit Perrow in the temple and another wounded his partner. In the chaos, the man escaped. He was later identified as Tommy Carroll, a member of John Dillinger's gang who was in San Antonio to buy guns from a local gunsmith who supplied Thompson submachine guns and illegally modified pistols.

The suspect was later shot and killed on June 4, 1934, in an unrelated shootout. ---- source San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Police Website

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