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

RIP brother Pagerly. As a K9 handler, I know the bond between handler/family and K9 partner. I was glad to read the department retired Jinx to his family. I hope it will give them some sense of peace. They are in my prayers.

K9 P.N. McClellan

October 23, 2011

RIP Deputy Sheriff Pagerly. Although I do not know you I am from Lower Burrell and our community has been shattered by the loss of Officer Kotecki and came across your memorial and saw you were from PA also and a K-9 officer too and you died a senseless death protecting your community but your bravery and courage will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathies to your family and your partner Jynx mayy you find the comfort and strength to get through this and know that you are never alone. May you rest in peace and thank you for your service.

Lower Burrell resident

October 18, 2011

When I first met Kyle last year, I immediately recognized that he wasn't just another K9 Handler. He possessed an energy, and personality that was encouraging you to be his friend. Over the several months that lapsed between then and now we had the occassion to trade innumerable phone calls, emails and texts about all things related to K9. It was crystal clear that he loved what he did and only wanted to become better.

The donation of the ballistic vests to our organization was the start of a friendship that I wish could have continued. I can honestly say I wish I still had his energy, determination, and ability. I learned of his death from a K9 Handler that received one of the vests donated to us by the Berks County Sheriffs Office. Shock was and understatement, as I ended up calling back in the morning hoping it was just a bad dream. Unfortunately it wasn' turned out to be a living nightmare. For the first 12 hours or so there were about 3 or 4 different version of what happened that were all from "official" sources, that initially said that not only Kyle was killed, but Jynx as well. When I was able to confirm with the Sheriff's secretary, that Jynx was NOT killed, it unfortunately did not provide much relief. She started to tell me how Jynx was a real hero, and then became so distraught, she had to end the call. I was able to contact someone with first hand information. While I will not fully provide our conversation (even though it would be ok with him) I will say the following:

There is no real way to elevate the status of HERO. Although tragic and difficult for many to understand, their actions absolutely saved the lives of at least 7 other members of the task force. I know one person who wishes the outcome were different so he could thank Kyle in person for taking the lead with his partner, flanking and flushing out this extremely well hidden and eventually found to be well armed P.O.S. I was told, "if they hadn't been there we'd be dead because he intended to kill Cops, and had high ground". While Kyle's death will always be an emotional and painful memory for us, it is rest assuring that it wasn't in vain.

I was extremely proud to have met and known him for even such a short time. While I am not in the habit of writing accolades about people, he was definitely a role model not only for law enforcement, but for society.

Mike Decher
Northampton Twp Police Dept & President, PA K9 Assistance Foundation

September 7, 2011

Kyle, your sacrifice for myself and others on that terrible day will never be forgotten! Each time I see and work with other K-9 Teams I immediately think of you & Jynx. Every time I have the chance to hug & kiss my children I remember you, for had it not been you & Jynx I would not be here today. God bless you Kyle and know that you will never be forgotten!

Sgt. Adam Kosheba
PA State Police

September 7, 2011

Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. A few weeks ago I saw the video that you started making with Jynx and I thought it was great. One thing about being a K-9 handler is that you know they can turn it off and on. I think that's what makes dogs such a great tool and friend of ours. When you used to bring him by the house he was so laid back and I never saw him working. He was very intense in the video. Pasja is the same way I just wish you had a chance to see him in person. But thanks to you Tonya talked me into having him stay in our bedroom shortly after she met you two around Christmas. But I'm still not letting him stay in the bed with I miss you so much brother, keep watch over us. I love you Kyle.

Cpl Eric Angstadt K-9 Pasja
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

August 31, 2011

Kyle, I miss you everyday. We are coming up on two months already and feels like it was tonight I got the call about you from Mark. Everyone is been strong but missses you so so much. Keep watching over everone and we will see you again one day. RIP buddy

Jeremy Yeager

August 18, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

August 15, 2011

Deputy Pagerly,

Yet another young officer sacrificed his life last night to protect and serve his community. Another senseless killing of a fine young man who was doing his job.

I never met you, but we have a mutal friend in Josh Smith. All that has been spoken and written about your amazing accomplishments in your too short time here has affected me profoundly. As I read some of the other tributes left here by your fellow officers and friends has brought tears to my eyes again, as did your memorial service that was aired. You accomplished so much in the short time you were here with your wife, family, and friends. Serving your country in the US Army and becoming a Deputy Sheriff and serving your community selflessly.

Your wife, unborn son/daughter, parents, siblings, friends and Deputy Jynx can be so very proud of all you did while you were with them.

Your death hit rather closely home for me, as I too have a son named Kyle, who was in the Army training to become an MP, is a volunteer firefighter and aspires to go into Law Enforcement.

May you rest in peace Deputy Pagerly and continue to watch over your family and friends from Heaven, where I know you are.

Terri Bilder
A Mom

Terri Bilder

August 12, 2011

Kyle, I miss you so much and my life will never be the same again without you. There is not a moment in any day that I don't think about you and wish I could have you back and see your smiling face.

Paul and I will look out for Alecia, Jynx and Bentley and do the best job we know how of helping to take care of the baby and watch over all of them.

I hope you are watching over all of us. Please send some more rainbows so I know you are.

We love you very much, always did and always will. You will never in my lifetime be forgotten. We are so proud of who you became in your lifetime.
Love you

Michelle Moyer
Kyles mother

August 11, 2011


It has been weeks since you were killed but it feels like years. I will never get used to the idea of not seeing you and trying to keep up with you during our workouts. You always pushed harder than everyone else, in turn making us step up and push others. We have all gotten stronger in so many ways since your death, as we strive to be half the person you were. We miss you so much, but I know you are watching over Alecia and the baby. Jynx is taking good care of them too. You were always there to lend a hand if anyone needed anything, and although your baby will not meet you, he or she will always know what a hero you were. You are a true hero in every sense of the word, and I am honored to have been your friend.

Rest in Peace, Kyle

Gretchen Kaag
friend of Kyle Pagerly

August 9, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Pagerly,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community, but also for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in Kosovo and Iraq. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 29, 2011

Cant believe it's been a month. I think of you often as well as your wife and unborn baby. I have shed many tears over this story the past month. I dont know why I ran across this story, and may not ever will. I know everything happens for a reason though. It would have been an honor to know you. We need more great men like you in this world! God Bless you and you family. Go and rest easy Kyle. We will take your watch from here.

Amy Brown

July 29, 2011

For he sacrificed all to protect his brothers...

Requiescat in pace carus frater....

We will never forget....

Sgt. Joseph Smerko
Berks County Sheriff's Department

July 29, 2011

On behalf of the nypd k 9 unit we offer our deepest condolences to the Pagerly family and the Berks county sheriffs department.

Po Vincent Tieniber

July 25, 2011

Rest in peace brother, although I did not know you I feel the pain as if I did. we'll take it from here.....

K-9 Deputy Mike Zocco K-9 Zeus
Saratoga County Sheriffs Office

July 24, 2011

“Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”

I love you and miss you so much Kyle.. You have always been, and will always be my hero, my love, & my home.

Alecia Pagerly
Kyle's Wife

July 24, 2011

Hey Bro, remember all the fun times we had in scent school. I really enjoyed your company and your wonderful partner Jynx. Remember all the trips to South Philadelphia for training. We had some good times. Rest in peace brother and friend.

K9 Officer Thomas Pacilio
Monroe Township Gloucester County NJ

July 24, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

July 14, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

July 14, 2011



July 14, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Officer Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

July 13, 2011

Berks 1737: I was on my way to work when I saw the chopper lift off. I had no idea what had happened. I can only say that our hearts are forever broken and a star shines bright from the Heavens above.

"The wind whispers that life really never ends but continues on in a place even more beautiful".

May God continue to hold you safely in the palm of his hand and may he also grant peace and solitude to those who remain here on Earth to carry on.

Senior Officer
B.O.P FCI Schuylkill

July 12, 2011

I still remember that phone call that Wednesday night. I couldn't believe that I loss a very good friend, fellow Deputy and firefighter. I was honored to attend your service and it was very emotional, but seeing all the support from the police officers, firefighters, and community was amazing. I never realized how many people were touched by you even if they did not know you. You are a hero Kyle and you saved lives of several Deputies and police officers with you that night. Keep a watch over me and the rest of the law enforcement brothers and sisters and of course the firefighters as well. I love and miss you brother.

Cpl Eric Angstadt
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office K-9 Team

July 11, 2011

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly and the Berk's County Sheriff's Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Pagerly, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

July 10, 2011

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