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

Kyle, thank you for all your dedication and service to the County of Berks. You will be missed and the comfort I have is knowing that you will be looking down upon us and keeping us safe. Be safe and God Bless.....

Lieutenant Madison Winchester
City of Reading Police

July 9, 2011

Kyle...thank you so much for your sacrifice as a soldier and a policeofficer.. your child will not know you right away,however he or she will know from early on the sacrifice you made for your country and it will be known that you were an awesome man in which foot steps they will follow.....We will allways be very grateful..You and Jinx rocked!!!!

paramedic

July 9, 2011

My condolences to Deputy Pagerly's family, friends and co-workers. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know that this is a difficult time for everyone. Just to let you know there are going to be a lot of friends and co-workers who are going to help you get through this terrible tragerty.

Barb Schappell

July 9, 2011

Twice the Hero
A poem written in honor of Deputy Pagerly and his faithful K9 Jynx
~By Cheryl Schulte~

A bond like theirs is forever, something people don’t often see,
but if you were ever in their presence, you would absolutely agree.

That the relationship? They were partners, the motivation wasn’t due,
to any calculated obligation, it was just something that they knew.

That if there was any trouble, together goodness they would guide,
as long as they both worked as one, evil intentions would be denied.

This was something they believed in both day in and day out,
it was something that was needed, they couldn’t harbor any doubts.

For two heroes working together they always kept the crooks in line,
they knew that they must keep working and never stop deterring crime.

But it wasn’t always about work, afterwards they headed home,
to a life outside of the J.O.B, they were family, that was known.

Theirs was truly a happy home and all anticipated expectantly,
the coming of a new addition, a new member of their family.

Both were content with the living of their everyday fulfilling existence,
there was nothing more they wished for than to push themselves to daily go the distance.

Until the day they got that call, to respond they were duty bound,
never knowing that the life they loved was about to come unwound.

They suited up, they met their comrades, they began to infiltrate,
the lair of a sleeping monster whose life was twisted up with hate.

As they approached their last battleground, as one together they both trod, never knowing soon that one of them would see the face of God.

The brave K9 officer sensed that there was something that lie in wait,
and he began to sound the warning hoping his proclamation was not too late.

The team realized that something was wrong and they all stopped and paused as one,
but despite his valiant efforts the murderer’s catastrophic plan had begun.

As all began to watch in horror a haze of gunfire began to fly,
and the brave K9 could not believe his master fell before his very eyes.

His pain was the dog’s pain, and brave Jynx somehow knew,
that even though there was little hope, still there was something he must do.

He refused to leave his master’s side even though the bullets continued to fly, they were simply a mere annoyance to him because with every fiber of his being he had to try.

He grabbed ahold of his fallen master’s clothes and pulled valiantly,
and tried to drag his partner away, into the arms of safety.

And then when the gunfire ceased and the quiet stillness fell,
he felt the sorrow in the air and a wave of grief began to swell.

For in losing his friend and partner, he had lost his very life,
and had lost his sense of purpose the whole meaning drowned in strife.

But soon there was a spark of hope, because the good people decided to give, the faithful K9 back to his human mother where he had always lived.

He held tight to the sense of comfort and the all encompassing feelings of love, that she had always bestowed and he knew were sent down from above.

His heart began to heal from the tragic events that happened that night,
he had found a new purpose, and a new meaning to his life.

He knew he must watch out for his mistress to her his heart must be true,
to honor his master’s memory, such actions were certainly due.

In time he knew that peace would come as he would faithfully stand in guard,
of those his partner left behind it would show his infinite regard.

But there will still always be a part of him that wishes it had been him who had sacrificed,
he would rather have been the one to go he would have readily paid that price.

But because the choice wasn’t his to make, there was nothing he could do,
he knew he had to forge a new path and start a life anew.

For his mistress and the baby child to be he will with every second of his life guide,
and would only act in such a way that would inspire his partner’s pride.

And when this faithful dog’s time on earth has run its course a hero’s welcome he will get,
as he will be able to tell his partner that he had paid up any debts.

Because a bond like theirs is forever, something people don’t often see,
and as part of God’s heavenly guard, eternal partners they will be.

Cpl. Cheryl Schulte
Overland Police Dept.

July 9, 2011

Kyle.. I wish our families would have had the opportunity to spend more time together. Whenever we went out with you and Alecia all we would talk about after was how much fun we had, and how great of people you and Alecia are. Frank always had nothing but good things to say about you, and I know he loved working and spending time with you. I am so grateful to have known you and will forever be grateful for your heroism. It is because of you and Jynx that Frank and many others are still here. You would have done anything for anyone and I def see that, I mean you even came to the hospital not to long ago to see us after Angelina was born even though you were sick. I hope you are looking down and seeing all the actions everyone is doing to help support Alecia and the baby, you would be so proud. I will never forget you,may you rip<3

Jennifer
Berks County Sheriffs Departmant (wife)

July 8, 2011

My heart is breaking today as it has been since I heard of Kyles passing. He is a wonderful example to our children, who now see how a REAL HERO lives his life. Rest in Peace, Kyle, and know that you are missed. Thank you for your service...Berks County will not be the same without you here. Alecia, you are in our prayers. I can not imagine the pain you are going through, but know that you were married to a wonderul man whom everyone loved. We will never forget him.

Christine
Civilian

July 8, 2011

Hey Kyle, It was a tough day on Wednesday but we made it through. We made it through on all the memories and fun times we shared when you were still here. I wish things could have been different, but I know that you got to see all the people, friends, family, and fellow brothers in blue that came to see you off. It was a sight that words cannot describe.
Pags, it will be tough without you but I know that there are pieces of you that will remain here with us to help. There are so many things going on in such a short time in your honor, and the outpouring of people that have given up their time for you as you did while you were here. Look down on us from time to time as we will always keep you in our hearts. Rest well my friend and know that " We got this " down here for Alicia and your family.
Love you brother......miss you very much.

K-9 Ofc. Jason Linderman
Reading Police Department K-9 Unit

July 8, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

July 8, 2011

Kyle and Jynx led us into a heavily wooded area searching for a violent fugitive. Although this fugitive had a plan to ambush as many officers as he could before meeting his maker, he did not plan for Jynx to find him first. Jynx alerted Kyle to his hiding spot and doing what he was trained to do Kyle engaged him prior to first shot being fired. Kyle stood his ground and returned fire before being fatally wounded. This exchange of fire allowed other team members to locate his position and silence the threat. Jynx being given the Medal of Honor at his handlers funeral was more than Kyle would have ever expected but well deserved. Kyle and Jynx are and will always be my hero and never forgotten.

Pa Trooper
Pa State Police

July 7, 2011

Do not know the individual but what a sad and awful day for all of humanity when a protector of rights and law is taken down by a coward. Sympathies to the family. God Speed.

Mr. Joey W. Ketring, MBA
not affiliated

July 7, 2011

My husband's and my heart goes out to jynx, mrs. kyle and the unborn baby. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve for your loss. We hope and pray that you will keep your husband's spirit alive when the new child arrives. Jynx is a great police dog officer. Jynx will take care of you and the unborn child

Linda Hlasney

July 7, 2011

I was so honored to have been in attendance at Deputy Pagerly's memorial service yesterday. I did not know him personally but it did not take long to see what a terrific individual he was; both professionally and in his family life. Deputy Pagerly is a shining example of a hero and I will never forget the sacrifice he made in order to protect the community he served. God bless Deputy Pagerly, his family and members of the Berks County Sheriffs Department.

Trooper
Pennsyvania State Police

July 7, 2011

Dep. pagerly, it was truly my honor to represent my department at your memorial. Rest peacefully knowing your brothers will carry on. For the family I send our condolences and respect for your sacrifice. When the sadness fades take great pride, as he was obviously dedicated to serve as evidenced by his duties as a deputy, part-time officer and volunteer fire fighter.
For Jynx, it broke my heart to hear you cry throughout the ceremony. You did your job protecting Kyle and his human partners; and when he fell, you did what you could to get him out of harms way. Enjoy a well earned retirement with your family.

Sgt Greg Bealer
Whitehall Twp PD

July 7, 2011

Rest in peace and know that Jynx will watch over your loved ones just like you did

officer
Bushkill Twp ( PA)

July 7, 2011

Dear Kyle,

To a hero who's life was cut short. We will always be thinking of you, and your courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Until we meet again my friend, may you rest in peace.

Officer Brandi Courtesis
Boro of Sinking Spring/Brecknock Twp. PD

July 7, 2011

Kyle, May you rest in PEACE. You given all you had on this short life on earth. No one know's the danger that Police, Deputy Sheriff's and one in law informent face.
You will always be remembered.
And you will live on in the birth of your child in January.
God Bless, and you are in Heaven now looking down.
And we all have a Angel watching over us.

Wife of Detective/Sgt
Berntownship Police Department
July 6, 2011

Lori Hoffert
Police Detective Sgt. Wife

July 7, 2011

I attended your funeral today and it never gets any easier seeing one of our brothers laid to rest. Your partner Jynx held his head high as he received his Medal of Honor. I never had the pleasure of knowing you, but I sleep better knowing that their are men and women on the job of your caliber always watching my back and the back of all of those in law enforcement. I promise you that Law Enforcement United as an organization will look after your family and assist them in any way possible to help them through these tragic times. Your child WILL know what kind of father they had when he or she is old enough to understand. So now go and rest easy brother. We will take your watch from here.

Police Officer Bryan Cilento
Central Berks Regional Police & Pa President of Law Enforcement United

July 6, 2011

God Bless and RIP.

Special Agent Mike Sheron
NCSBI

July 6, 2011

God Bless Kyle and his Family, and Jynx his friend and K9 partner. May your memories get you threw this, and bring you comfort. Berks County Has Lost One Of its finest.

Cindy Burkey
St Joseph Medical Center and the cousin of a career maryland fire figh

July 6, 2011

God Bless Kyle and his Family, and Jynx his friend and K9 partner. May your memories get you threw this, and bring you comfort.

Cindy Burkey
St Joseph Medical Center

July 6, 2011

It is a blessed thing indeed, to see and feel the emotions felt by so many here today. There were times of sorrow, but also times of happiness. Times of love, and rejoicing in the the fact that we are alive today, because of the sacrifices made by others. Kyle Pagerly made such a sacrifice last week, killed tragicly while performing his duties. People like Kyle don't come along often in our lives, and it is truly sad to lose him before we really ever knew him. At 28 years of age, he had so much promise in his life, yet fate would take his last breath at the hands of the person he was trying to apprehend. He and his partner Jynx, along with others from several law enforcement agencies placed theirselves in harm's way to protect us. They do this each and every day, and we think nothing of it. That is, not until we lose one of our special people, our "protectors". We have seen this in the military, and we know it hurts when our sons or daughters come home in a flag draped casket. To see Kyle's flag draped casket today brought tears to my weary eyes, and I could not help but feel the pain that so many of his comrades are feeling. I truly couldn't imagine the feelings his widow, who is expecting their first child, must be feeling. My "Sir Sappy's Special Moment" for today is for her. Please take a moment to reflect on what you all have today, and think about how the sacrifices made by others, including ones such as Kyle's ultimate sacrifice, allow you to enjoy the freedoms you enjoy today. Think of Alecia Pagerly, her loss, and the future she now bears because Kyle paid such a high price for our freedoms. Please keep her, their unborn child, and their immediate family in your thoughts and prayers. If you all have a heart, please also take a moment the next time you see a policeman or fire fighter, and say "thank you"... We owe so much to these wonderful, "special" people....

God Bless...

Kevin Lee LaPlant
Civilian

July 6, 2011

Working with Kyle, while as a deputy or when he was on the streets with WB Pd. , was always a pleasure - he was kind, pleasant , and always had a distinctly respectful attitude toward our dispatchers. My prayers are with your family and friends. You have made a difference in many lives. God bless you and watch over your loved ones. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Berks County Resident
Former Berks Co. 911 Dispatcher

July 6, 2011

We are just so amazed and in awe of your selfless giving to your community, country, and family. Words just cannot express the gratitude and respect. Thank you to you and your family. Please give Jynx a hug for us! He is also amazing!Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless!

Kay
Berks County Resident

July 6, 2011

Today a true HERO was layed to rest. May Kyle's family find peace and comfort in his memory. There are no words that can express the appreciation I as a resident of Berks County have for Deputy Pagerly and all other law enforcement officers. Every day when they leave for work, they kiss their loved ones good bye, never knowing if it will be the last time they see one another. Their families always hoping they will never have to go through this heart breaking experience. May the support of family, friends, and even strangers help Kyle's entire family through this difficult time.
Thank you Deputy Pagerly for your heroic efforts in keeping all of us safe.
You will be missed by all. May you rest in peace.

Aimee
Berks County Resident

July 6, 2011

May the Pagerly family, friends and all co-workers have the peace and strength to continue onward. I was at the Service today and although I did not know Kyle, it was an honor learning about him. I can tell he was not just a fine Officer, but a terrific and down-to-earth human being always willing to give himself for others. He is a Hero by all means, as is his partner and buddy Jynx. If Kyle and Jynx didn't team-up and take immediate/courageous action the way that they did, I am certain many of their brothers would have been ambushed.
There is no greater act than to sacrifice your life for others and that is precisely what happened, without hesitation. I'm not quite sure why all the good ones are taken from us, but I'm quite certain Kyle is walking a beat on Heaven's streets right now. RIP Kyle.

To all the Officers that organized and attended this service, including the K-9's...well done!

Officer Rick Hoffman #336
City of Bethlehem PD

July 6, 2011

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