Stephen A. Perry

Dayton Police Department - 1910
Pages 32-33

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Stephen A. Perry is a native of the Hoosier State, his birth occurring at Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., on April 9, 1857. He received his education and grew up in the Indiana town. From the time he was a mere tot to the time he left the school room to make his own way he was a lover of horses, and the result was that he engaged himself as a teamster. For several years he followed this occupation in his native city, and then he removed to Dayton where more work was offered owing to the great amount of building that was under way. Years of this work began to tell on his system and the police department offered what he thought would be a desirable change.

Mr. Perry was appointed patrolman on May 2, 1892. He set about his duties with a vim and push which at once won for him the respect of his superior officers. He kept up his diligent work and performed a number of important services for the department. His faithfulness was rewarded by a promotion to a sergeancy on January 1, 1897. Since that time he has been one of the foremost officers of the department and many "crooks" can lay their undoing to his work. Mr. Perry is affiliated with the Independent Order of Foresters. He and his wife Louisa, are the parents of three children, Laura, Inez and Roy.

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