Sergeant Dave Perry has been the embodiment of Honor, Courage and Commitment throughout all the years of his service. After retiring in July of this year, Dave found a way to combine two of his passions
Cars and Police Work
For the past several years, Dave has been pouring his heart and soul into a custom rebuild of a 1958 Ford Ranchero, literally from the ground up. This thing is one amazing show car!!!
The project was done in time for his retirement and Dave embarked on a cross country trip to honor the memory of his fallen comrades, Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler.
Dave has met with police representatives from all over the country.
He has stopped, visited and photographed the custom trailer being towed with his truck in front of a number of national landmarks.
They even let him on the track at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee
Dave also competed in a number of car shows taking home a trunk full of trophies.
On Thursday, Dave will be back in Santa Cruz with his car and trailer and of course his stories of sites seen and new friends made.
Dave will be here on Thursday October 3rd at around 11:00 AM. We look forward to seeing him and hearing the tales.
Here are just a few more photos of his journey.