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Officer Perry Wayne Renn

Was born July 20, 1962 in Indianapolis. He died Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Indianapolis. He was killed in the line of duty serving the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department at the North District. He was a patrol officer for 21 years protecting the east and north districts. He was awarded two Medals of Bravery (1999 and 2003). Prior to being a sworn officer, he worked at the Metropolitan Communication Agency (MECA) as a dispatcher/control operator for 18 months.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 25 years, Lynn Sappenfield-Renn. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Renn of Phoenix, AZ and his father, David Renn (Tina) of Greenfield, IN; his sister, Sherri Jones (Michael) of Phoenix, AZ; 5 nieces; 2 nephews; 4 great nieces; 4 great nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins and his beloved pets.

He was raised in Phoenix, AZ where after graduating from East High School he joined the United States Army. For the majority of his 10-year enlistment, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC with the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper and jumpmaster completing over 100 jumps. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded achievement and commendation medals. He was stationed in Korea for two tours, spent 18 months as a recruiter in New York City and served in Operation Urgent Fury, the 1983 invasion of Grenada.

He loved his job and was loved by many people in the community especially his neighbors. With his wife he enjoyed bicycling, traveling, adventure sports and spending time with their animals.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Crown Hill Funeral Home , 700 West 38th Street. Celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 South Pennsylvania Street.

Memorial gifts in Perry's honor may be made to the Best Friends Animal Society and the FOP Police Foundation.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 9, 2014
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