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July, 2003 Piece Responding to the Release of a Cop Killer

Guest Article by Patrolman X

Patrolman X is a New Jersey Municipal Police Officer and  a very good writer.  
We keep his identity anonymous because he makes regular contributions to this
site, some
of which could cause him ill will from the politically correct. 

        On Sunday, June 22, 2003, after serving twenty-two years of a maximum thirty-year sentence, a cop killer went free.  Out of respect for the memory of Officer William J. Perry, I will not mention the name of the worthless being that took his life. 



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       Three days before Christmas, December 22, 1980, Officer Perry was riding the train from Harrison where he had been at court.  He was in plainclothes, wearing body armor while a badge dangled from the chain around his neck.  As the crowded train rambled towards the Journal Square Station, Perry observed someone puffing on a cigarette.  He could have ignored the infraction, hiding comfortably behind the anonymity which comes from being in plainclothes.  Officer Perry was a good cop, and good cops step up to the plate even when it would have been easier not to.   

       Officer Perry walked over to the man and told him to stop smoking. Witnesses recounted that the man became loud and verbally abusive toward Perry. After the train arrived at the station, Perry pulled the man from the train car and onto the platform.  Immediately a fist fight broke out.  The punching and grappling continued with both men spilling onto the tracks.

       While fighting on the tracks, the suspect, apparently, maneuvered to a more advantageous body position than Perry and was able to gain a free hand. Undoubtedly, at several points during the fight, many a hardened criminal would have fled the scene choosing to blend into a crowded terminal in order to slip away rather than continue the fight.  No, not this guy; this animal’s instinct for killing would be indulged.

       Witnesses observed the suspect remove a handgun from his pocket, take aim at Officer Perry, a husband and father of two, and shoot him multiple times in his chest. One of the rounds ricocheted off Perry’s badge and into his neck.  In that instant the animal had shown his true nature, he had become a cop killer, one of society’s most feared predators. The cop killing animal then ran along the tracks to the street and carjacked an occupied vehicle, victimizing yet another person. 

       In the days following the release, Perry’s wife and two kids must have wrestled with the pain of having lost their father to this worthless scumbag, once again trying to find a way to reconcile it.  My heart as well as the hearts of police officers everywhere is with them. 

       I truly hope that God levels his almighty hand upon this animal’s soul in some way, shape, or form, removing this evil being from the face of our earth, sparing other innocent people from his predatory inclinations. I truly believe that someday this animal will be lying in the gutter taking his last breath when the last thing his eyes will see is a cop standing over him. An image of Officer William J. Perry standing there, handcuffs in hand, poised and ready to finish the arrest he started many years ago; ready to take him before God so that he may be judged and sentenced to serve for all eternity in Hell. 

          -Patrolman X


July 30, 2003

"Excellent article!  I mean, excellent, in the way it was written.  The reality is completely sickening.  It should be simple.  If you touch a cop, you go to prison.  If you murder a cop, you go to hell."




July 26, 2003

"I agree with one of the earlier posts.  I got chills reading this article.  Such BS.  Nice job Ptl. X."



July 26, 2003

"It's just so demoralizing.  We see this crap a couple of times a year.  Everyone always says that with the "new laws" this won't happen.  We'll see ten years from now."




July 13, 2003

"I think this is the most frustrating thing for me.  I don't understand how someone convicted of murder can ever see the light of day.  It should be automatic death penalty for killing a cop.  Just look at the poll on the main page.  If that's what the people want, I don't understand why politicians don't do it."

          -Somerset County


July 8, 2003

"We work odd hours, most Holidays, so-so pay, risk our life on a daily basis...for what? To maybe pay the ultimate sacrifice and have our murderer walk freely among our grieving families? Thank you Mr. Senator and Mr. Congressman for allowing this miscarriage of justice!!!!



July 6, 2003

"Patrolman X has a tremendous ability to express the feelings of those associated with law enforcement in regard to the loss of a brother who has had his life snuffed out by a worthless piece of scum. May the "bad guy" soon "get his" before he takes another life..

          -BJ Houston, JD 

          -Searcy, Arthan


July 4, 2003

"Thank you for your thoughtful guest article, Patrolman "X" It is too bad that our justice system is not as wise as you are."



July 4, 2003

"What a joke our system is.  Killing a cop is the worst crime in a civilized society.  He should have been fried.  I got chills reading the last paragraph of that article.  Great author."



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