Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Kyle David Pagerly

Berks County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kyle David Pagerly

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 12, 2024

Kyle was killed two weeks after I left rehab. I remember not knowing how I was going to stay sober through the pain of not only losing my friend but watching our friends hearts break. I was told if I wanted to stay sober I had to find a Higher Power. I wasn’t sure that was real and if it was I didn’t think he cared about me. But I believe in spirits, and Kyle had a spirit and an energy that is unmatched. We all know that. I figured if there was anything out there that could help me stay sober, Kyle’s spirit would know how to get ahold of it. I spent the first year of my sobriety praying to my friend, Kyle and asking him to pass notes to God. This is a story I have told to hundreds of people over the course of my sobriety. Kyle helped me find something bigger than myself so that I could recover. I have a life beyond my wildest dreams and I’m not sure that would have happened if Kyle spirit wasn’t there talking to God for me. I celebrated 12 years sober this year and I still talk to Kyle when things get tough and my faith waivers because I know he is the kind of friend that is always there.

Jen Larkin

June 27, 2023

After a decade, I still go back and read that March 2014 issue of POLICE Magazine.....(Sigh)

Michael B. Parlor

August 26, 2021

You will never be forgotten Kyle. Time may pass by for some but know there are those of us that will always remember you’re smile, you’re laugh, sense of humor and most of all what you gave to keep others safe. You gave all those things without a second thought for yourself, there are few that can say the same.


June 29, 2021

10 years today, it never changes. I miss you more each year. This will always feel like yesterday. So proud of who you were.
Love you forever Kyle ❤️❤️

Michelle Moyer

June 29, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Pagerly,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army-especially in Kosovo and Iraq. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 29, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Pagerly.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 10, 2021

Its been awhile since I have visited this site and I'm still amazed how many lives you touched.
Missing you today as always. My heart was broken on June 29th and will never mend. Your daughter Savannah is amazing , you would be so proud of her. I often think how different our lives would be if not for that horrible day. I guess God had different plans for us.

Love you more and more each day....

You will always be remembered and loved by so many......

Michelle Moyer
Mother of fallen Berks County K-9 Deputy Kyle Pagerly- Badge #27

December 17, 2020

Kyle was the best of us. His courage, and sacrifice is something I will carry with me always.

Supervisor David L. Smith
PA. Parole Board, Reading Sub-Office.

June 29, 2020

It is impossible to forget someone like you that gave so many people so much good to remember! I can’t believe it has been 8 years.
Love and miss you bro man.
God bless you and your family always.


June 30, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 20, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Tommy Thomason
Signal 88 Security

June 24, 2018


I haven't seen you in over 25yrs. The day I heard about this tragedy. It broke my heart. I am so sorry for your family and everyone close to you. I remember when we were both young and how much you loved your dog. I am sure Jynx misses you as well. I hope for the best for all who all who are enduring this pain. My heart is with you all.

Keith Ferrier

December 29, 2017


Another year gone by and this is still as tough as it was the day of..... Nothing gets easier. Your daughter Savannah is now 5 and is the most beautiful angel here on earth... She has your eyes and so much of her is you.....I hope you can see and feel just how much you are loved and missed by all of us. We will continue to honor you until our time here on earth is complete and we join you.... Love you and miss you with all my heart and soul....

Michelle Moyer

June 29, 2017

Thinking of you and your family today on this sixth anniversary of E.O.W. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

C.O.P.S. survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

June 29, 2017

Thinking of you and your family.

C.O.P.S. survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

March 1, 2017

Remembering this young hero and the sacrifice to kelp us safe.

Nancy Tallman, citizen

June 30, 2016

Another year has flown by. You are still in our thoughts and missed by many. Thinking of you and your family today.

PFC #295

June 29, 2016

Mrs. Pagerly,
My name is Anthony i live in the city of Reading, Pennsylvania. I wanted to always tell you that your husband inspired me to law enforcement and i'll be graduating at Reading High School this June to go to college for criminal justice so i come back home and do what your husband was. I just wanted to thank you for having a great husband who inspired a 14yrs old kid who he arrested his brother for warrants and inspiring him to become a sheriff for his county and hometown. Thank you

12th grade senior Anthony Rivera
Reading Senior High School

February 21, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Hey brother, it's that time of the year again. I thought about you a lot over the last week. I watched the memorial video a few times and cried. I'm sure you've seen all the crap that the law enforcement comunity has been through this year, so we need you more than ever to keep looking out for all of us. I still wear your memorial bracelet every time I'm in uniform.

Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

PFC #340
North Charleston PD

June 29, 2015

On the anniversary of the day you sacrificed so much, we remember. We remember the man you were. We remember the brother we lost. We remember the family you left behind.

In true fashion and like always your cuffs were working last night. As I'm sure you watched. They chased down a suspect who fled from a stop. Only to be caught and secured by your cuffs.Your still in the fight, and always will be.

We miss you and think about you everyday. I'll see you when I get there.

Reading City

June 29, 2015

Rest in peace Brother Pagerly. Watch over us brothers and sisters in law enforcement and give us the courage everyday. You made the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten.

Trooper Michael A. Bermudez
PSP Troop L-Reading

April 30, 2015

I never knew you, but for some reason I feel like I did. You inspire me as well as others for the brave work you did with the sheriffs department, fire dept as well as are country. You will never be forgot. Rest in peace. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Officer Tommy Thomason
Signal 88 Security

March 13, 2015

Happy 32nd Birthday Kyle. I hope you realize just how much you are missed and loved. Not just today but everyday more and more. Savannah is amazing and is so much comfort for us. She is our little angel. She is so, you!!!! I can already see that she will grow up to be one very bright and beautiful girl. you can be very proud of her. You might even be okay having a tattoo of her now. (family joke) . Please continue to keep watch over Paul, Alecia and I. Berks County has not and will never forget you...they loved you too and miss you...Love you to the heavens and back forever. Until we meet again.....


Michelle Moyer

November 12, 2014

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