ST. LOUIS (AP) — The head of the U.S. Marshals Service will attend the weekend funeral for a deputy marshal killed in a St. Louis shootout that left two other law enforcers wounded and the suspect they were trying to arrest dead.
Services for 48-year-old John Perry will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis. It’s unclear if Stacia Hylton, the marshals service’s director, will speak.
Perry died Tuesday, 12 hours after being shot in the head by suspect Carlos Boles.
Perry had been a U.S. marshal for nearly 10 years. Before that, he worked for about 16 years in the court system of Madison County, Ill., serving as probation officer to adults and DUI defendants, and as a surveillance officer.
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