Retired Assistant FDLE Chief Jose Perez succumbs to injuries received in line of duty

MIAMI – On Sunday afternoon, there will probably be a full ceremonial processional escort for Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Jose Perez who succumbed to his injuries at Kendall Regional Hospital. 

Retired Assistant Chief Jose Perez died Sunday in consequence of an August 2  line of duty damage sustained whereas serving as a Special Agent.    

The procession will begin between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., from Kendall Regional Hospital to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office.

FDLE will probably be joined by hearth rescue and quite a few legislation enforcement companies, together with the City of Miami Police Department, Miami-Dade Police Department, FDLE Capitol Police, Florida Highway Patrol and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement launched a press release outlining all of Perez’s accomplishments.

“SA Perez began his FDLE career in August 2021, and was assigned to the Organized Crime Squad/Public Integrity.

“Agent Perez’s career was devoted to public service with the navy and legislation enforcement. He faithfully served over 21 years in the United States armed forces with the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army, in each the lively and reserve parts. Agent Perez served in varied command and management assignments as a U.S. Army intelligence officer, a U.S. Navy intelligence officer and as a U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant as a non-commissioned officer in cost. After 9/11 he was assigned to the USS Nimitz, and deployed to the Persian Gulf for 9 months.

“He was awarded an Army Commendation Medal, a Navy Achievement Medal, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, an Armed Forces Reserve Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Pistol and Rifle Ribbons and many letters of commendation and appreciation.

“During his greater than 30-year legislation enforcement career, Agent Perez served greater than 26 years with the City of Miami Police Department, retiring in 2018 on the rank of main. During his tenure with town, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, City of Miami Officer of the Month, Gold Life Saving Medal, Silver Life Saving Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Unit Commendation, Unit Citation, Safe Driving Award, Pistol and Shotgun Ribbons and he received greater than 100 letters of commendation.

“Following retirement from the City of Miami Police Department, he continued his law enforcement career working with a number of agencies including the Florida Department of Corrections’ Inspector General’s Office as a sworn investigator, with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as sworn officer, as acting police chief with the Village of El Portal Police Department, with Florida Department of Health as medical malpractice investigator, with the Attorney General’s Office a medical fraud investigator and then as an FDLE special agent.

“During his career, he additionally earned quite a few and diversified certifications together with certifications as a General Subjects Police Instructor, Police Firearms Instructor, Police Driving Instructor, Glock and Colt Armorer, U.S. Customs Officer Cross-Certified. He was additionally Hostage and Crisis Intervention Team Certified, FWC licensed, NOAA licensed, an authorized Scuba Diver, Parachutist, Red Cross Certified Lifeguard and Transportation Officer.”

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