Memorial sign dedicated to fallen trooper on National Peace Officers Memorial Day
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ERIE COUNTY, Ohio – May 15th, 2000.

It is a day forever etched in the memories of the family of Trooper Robert Perez, Junior.

It is the day Perez, 24, of Lorain, lost his life three days after his patrol car was struck from behind by a minivan on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County.

Tuesday afternoon, dozens of his colleagues, family and friends gathered at the highway patrol's Milan post, for a special ceremony on this, National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

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