INVESTIGATOR BERNHARD “BUTCH” PERHINET LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER AND FRIEND.
It is in his honor and profound respect that we must inform you of the passing of a veteran CCSO icon.
Sergeant Bernhard “Butch” Perhinet, passed away on May 12, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 59. Sgt “Butch” was born on February 5, 1961 in Manhattan, New York parents Peter Perhinet and Inge Lubitzki.
Here are words from his supervisor, Captain Rod Bishop: “It is with great sadness I have to announce the untimely passing of long-time agency member Bernhard “Butch” Perhinet. Butch started with the CCSO on 01/07/97. His assignments included Patrol deputy, Detective, Detective Sergeant and finally Civilian Investigator. Butch earned his Juris Doctorate from NY School of Law (1986) and served his country in the US Army (1987-1991).
Below are thoughts shared by a few members who worked with Butch over the years that are fitting.
“Butch backed me up on my first solo call ever. Wasn’t his zone and no one else showed up…. He said, “You don’t know a ___ thing about being a cop yet and I didn’t want you to get ____killed.” He was right and I appreciated his honest words. He was always a guy you wanted backing you up in those days… He helped a lot of people in his own way”…. (Sgt. Allen)
“I think it goes without saying what I feel about the man & how he took me under his wing taught me how to be an individual within a system.” (Sgt. Velazquez)
“A Good man! He will definitely be missed, he was always talking about his kids, his pride and joy, God knows he did everything to provide for them.” (Sgt. Santos)
God Speed Butch! I will miss you my friend. Rod
Captain Rod Bishop #396
Fair winds and following seas are yours now Butch, see you some day on the far shining shore. Rest well
Sgt “Butch” was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and friend he is survived by his wife Maureen S. Perhinet and his three children, Kevin Scott, Alexander Stryker, and Katherine Elise. Sgt “Butch” also leaves many friends at the agency he has worked with over the years. He is presided in death by his parents Peter and Inge Perhinet, and his sisters Margrit Biedermann and Ilona (Sandy) Stillman.
Arrangements are entrusted to Baldwin Brothers A Funeral and Cremation Society of Fort Myers, Florida.
4320 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers FL 33966