IMPD to remember Officer Perry Renn with community memorial Tuesday

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INDIANAPOLIS (July 7, 2015)-Tuesday the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will pay tribute to one of its fallen officers.

It’s been a year since Officer Perry Renn was killed in a gun battle on the city’s eastside.

A plaque with Renn’s picture on it will be placed near Andrew Academy, on East 38th Street.

The school is just four blocks from where Officer Renn lost his life.

On July 5, 2014 Renn and another officer responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue.

When they arrived at the scene that’s where they found Major Davis II with an assault rifle.

Police say that that Davis fired his gun at Officer Renn and the bullet penetrated his protective vest and killed him.

Tuesday’s memorial service is a chance for the community to reflect on the sacrifice Renn made, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate his lasting legacy in Indianapolis.

“It’s very humbling for us, humbling for his family. It’s sad to think about, it seems like it was just yesterday. The wounds are still healing, but we’re wanting to memorialize his service to the city of Indianapolis,” said IMPD Officer Chris Wilburn.

The memorial service starts at 7:30 Tuesday evening at Andrew Academy (4000 E.38th Street).

There will also be a city-wide roll call during the service.

IMPD is inviting the entire community to come out and join them at the event.

Officer Renn’s widow and other members of their family will be in attendance.

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