Officer Perry was filling out his retirement papers on 9-11 when he heard the explosions and ran to save people's lives. Officer Perry was retiring to pursue a career in law and acting. His website designed to facilitate this is still operating; http://www.johnwperry.com. The site lists his many acting credits. Officer Perry was a close friend of the Reverend Betty Neal, the Executive Director of Ministers of Harlem. This organization acts to generate interaction between the firefighters and cops who work in Harlem and the residents they serve and protect.
Information provided by James Ridgway de Szigethy - Manhattan