When task force members arrived at the scene the suspect ran into the woods. Deputy Pagerly a...nd his K9 pursued the suspect. When officers located him he opened fire with an AK-47, striking Deputy Pagerly under the arm in the side of his vest. Other officers returned fire and killed the subject. After Deputy Pagerly was struck, his K9 ,"Jynx", tried to pull Kyle to safety by dragging him out of the line of fire.
Investigation revealed that the suspect had written a suicide note two days earlier and it is believed that he shot Deputy Pagerly in his attempt to commit suicide-by-cop.
Deputy Pagerly was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Deputy Pagerly was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Berks County Sheriff's Department for five years. He also served with the Spring Township Fire Department and at the time of the incident was deputized as a special deputy with the U.S. Marshal's fugitive task force. He is survived by his wife, daughter and parents.
Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/20884-deputy-sheriff-kyle-david-pagerly#ixzz2sxidCV00
This Hero’s Memory lives on through the generosity of his family and the 3rd Annual Kyle Pagerly Memorial Golf Tournament. The funds raised were donated to 1Boy4Change.org so Chris could purchase “heat alarm” systems for police K9 teams that otherwise would go without this life saving equipment!
THANK YOU to everyone that supports the Kyle Pagerly Memorial events! “SEVEN” heat alarms will be purchased through American Aluminum Accessories Inc. because of a Hero’s Legacy!