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File #: 0117X-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2021 In control: Brown
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
Title: Recognize and Honor the Life of Columbus Police Officer Lolita Monshae Perryman
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin



Recognize and Honor the Life of Columbus Police Officer Lolita Monshae Perryman




WHEREAS, Officer Lolita Monshae Perryman passed away on July 3, 2021 at the age of 55. Lolita was born on May 20, 1966 in Columbus, OH; the youngest of 10 children born to Rev. Lindbergh H. Perryman and Claudia J. Perryman; and


WHEREAS, Lolita shared a very special relationship with her family, especially with her parents and older brother, Mark. She acted as a caretaker to her parents and a source of joy and love to her nieces and nephews; and


WHEREAS, Lolita had a heart for service. She gave quietly to her faith community and charitable organizations. She also provided mentorship to many in her life; and                     


WHEREAS, Officer Perryman graduated from the Columbus Police Academy in 1988. Though small in stature, she never backed down from a challenge. She quickly showed that she was strong, capable, and loyal; and                     


WHEREAS, In October of 1995, Officer Perryman joined the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. It was here that Lolita blossomed as a leader, an educator and a mentor to countless young people in Columbus City Schools. She taught them to be confident, strong in their convictions, and to stay drug free. Many of her students remember her kindness fondly and have remarked at her pivotal presence in their lives; and                     


WHEREAS, In March of 2004 Lolita joined the Missing and Exploited Children’s Unit where she remained until 2015. Over the next few years she had various assignments with her final post with Fleet Services as administrative support; and


WHEREAS, Lolita Monshae Perryman will be remembered for her compassion and care for others, her dedication to service, and the joy she shared with those around her; now, therefore                  




That this Council does hereby recognize and honor the life of Columbus Police Officer Lolita Monshae Perryman and expresses its sincerest condolences to her family and friends