St Louis Today | Susan Weich
Perry was a team leader on the fugitive task force, and he was known for his ability to diffuse tense situations.
"In 10 years of being a marshal, he never discharged his weapon because he never had to," said his fiancée, Pam Robtoy.
But this time the wanted man, Carlos Boles, opened fire. Perry was shot in the head, and two other officers were wounded. Boles, who was wanted on charges of assaulting a police officer and drug possession, was killed in the exchange of gunfire that followed.
Robtoy said she was at the hospital an hour after the shooting, and doctors already knew that Perry wouldn't recover.
It was several hours later, though, after doctors declared Perry brain-dead, that she learned he had registered to donate his organs.
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