Private Elmer Ray Pyle

Private Elmer Ray Pyle

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, August 17, 1938

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Elmer Ray Pyle

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 7, 1937
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 17, 2020

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