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  • Honoring Sheriff Patrick B Perez

    by Representative Bill Foster

    Posted on 2014-12-11

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    FOSTER of illinois in the house of representatives Thursday, December 11, 2014 Mr. FOSTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Patrick B Perez and his tenure as the Sheriff of Kane County.



    Sheriff Perez retired on Sunday, November 30th, 2014 after over 22 years of service to Kane County. Since becoming the first Hispanic sheriff of Kane County in 2006, Sheriff Perez had many successes, including his efforts to combat gang violence, heroin and other substance abuse problems in Kane County. During his tenure, the city of Aurora saw a 13-month period from 2012-2013 of no reported murders. Sherriff Perez oversaw the creation of the agency's website, which sees more than one million visitors a year, and the construction of a new shooting range for the 244 officers who must show competence with their weapons twice a year. He also led successful charitable efforts and community outreach programs, such as the citizens' police academy and the annual car show.

    He served with professionalism, a strong work ethic, and a sense of duty to the officers under his command and the community they [[Page E1819]] serve. I congratulate Sheriff Perez on his retirement and thank him for his service to Kane County.

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