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Cook County Sheriff's Officer killed in drunk driving accident

A 27-year-old Cook County Sheriff's Officer was killed in a December 17 crash. At approximately 4:00 p.m., near the intersection of Joliet and Davey Roads, two vehicles and a light-duty box truck all collided. One of the vehicles was driven by Sheriff's Officer Zachary Perry. Tragically, he was declared dead on the scene. Perry worked in the Cook County jail as a correctional officer.

Ironically, the driver of the second vehicle involved in the collision was 30-year-old Pablo Perez, who is also a correctional officer in the Cook County jail. Perez was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He has been de-deputized pending investigation. Three agencies are investigation the accident. They are Bolingbrook and Removille police departments, Illinois State Police and a Felony Investigative Assistance Team.

This accident is an extremely tragic circumstance in that it involves may interconnected relationships through both work and friends. Cook County jail personnel will not only grieve the death of a co-worker, but, pending the outcome of an investigation, also possible have to deal with the fact that they know and work alongside the person who caused his death. It is unclear whether the two men were friends, or how long they had worked together.

Aggressive representation for families who are victims of fatal drunk driving accidents is encouraged. Anyone who suffers the loss of a loved one due to such unnecessary circumstances should be entitled to compensation and recompense. A jury can award substantial damages in a wrongful death action.

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