|John William Perry
|September 11, 2001
Manhattan, New York
John William Perry (d. September 11, 2001) was an attorney, police officer, and Libertarian Party activist. He died while working as a police officer evacuating people from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks.
Perry attended Seaford Public Schools, SUNY-Stony Brook, and NYU School of Law.
Perry was a Libertarian activist in New York for over 10 years. Richard Cooper, Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York said of him, "As a libertarian and a police officer, John was dedicated to defending everyone's right to life, liberty and property. If I had not known John, I might never have known a true hero." Cooper created the John W. Perry Heroism Award
In 2002, he was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award.