A police officer who arrested a mall shoplifting suspect after a foot chase in suburban New York has collapsed and died.
White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong says Perry's death has shocked the police department to "the very core.'' He says it was the first line-of-duty death for the department in 60 years.
Perry was an over seven-year veteran with the White Plains police. He is survived by his wife and 6-year-old twin sons.
Authorities say Perry ran after the 53-year-old suspect after he allegedly stole merchandise from a Macy's at a downtown mall.