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Private Elmer Ray Pyle | Oregon State Police, Oregon Oregon State Police, Oregon

Private

Elmer Ray Pyle

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 17, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/7/1937

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Private Pyle was shot after responding, to a call that a chicken farmer had murdered a man. As Private Pyle and his partner walked towards the suspect the suspect pulled a shotgun from the trunk of his vehicle and shot Private Pyle. His partner was able to return fire, killing the suspect. Private Pyle died seven months later from his wounds.
Private Pyle had been with the agency for six years.

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Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo
August 17, 2016

 

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