Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Jay J. Perry, Former Erie County Sheriff

Jay J. Perry was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Perry, born in 1856 in Sandusky, Ohio. For several years, Jay J. Perry served as a policeman in Sandusky. From 1898-1902 and again from 1917-1920, Jay. J. Perry was the Erie County Sheriff. His office would have been in this building, now a part of the Sandusky Library. 
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Later Jay J. Perry was associate with the Perry and Bretz men's clothing store in Sandusky.  On February 9, 1924, Jay J. Perry died from heart disease. He was buried in the family lot at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Jay J. Perry was survived by three sons. His wife had predeceased him.