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December 26, 2011

Hero Week Day 1

WOD Times 12/26: 530a, 830a, 930a, 430p, 530p

Deputy Kyle Pagerly, 28, of the Berks County Sheriff’s Department was shot and killed June 29 2011 trying to arrest a fugitive.
“When he ended his watch, he did so saving lives with unbelievable courage and honor, protecting his community,””He embodied the very meaning of what it means to put others first. He was a man others could look up to.” -U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia A. Hylton

Kyle’s memory in a school assignment:
“Kyle Pagerly was a K-9 Unit Sheriff killed June 29, 2011, who I greatly admire. Kyle was a good friend who I know from working out with at a gym called Corps Fitness. Kyle was the special kind of person: for him enough just wasn’t enough. Kyle served in the Army, he was a volunteer firefighter, and a Sheriff. He would always strive to be a better person and improve in anything he did. I noticed this from our experiences at the gym together. Kyle would go to this gym 2 to 3 times a week and would participate in all of the “events” that took place. One in particular was a pull-up challenge; you signed up for how many you thought you could do and then tried to work up to that number over a month. For this challenge Kyle signed up for 50 pull-ups. “Testing” day came and Kyle stepped up to the pull-up bar and got 49 pull-ups before his grip strength gave out. To show how determined he was, after the workout he went home and practiced his grip strength so that next time he could improve on his previous 49. But he was killed before he had the chance to try again. I admire Kyle’s motivation, determination, and desire to become a better person. I understand this is the reason he was killed because he wanted to be the best K-9 Sheriff he could and he was the first officer after the criminal. You will never be forgotten, Kyle.”

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Comments
  • Jan December 26, 2011 Reply

    Pags!!! Don’t leave anything out there for Pags – he didn’t, and we shouldn’t. Give all you have.

    To those CFers who didn’t have the opportunity to know Kyle at the gym, he gave 110% everytime he walked in the door; no complaining; no bullshit; just good form and hard work. The CF way.

    The same could be said of a lot of folks at the gym b/c that’s just who we are – and I’m sure that’s why CF meant so much to Pags. His reflection shines off of so many.

    • James December 26, 2011 Reply

      Amen! We have some tremendous athletes at CF but Kyle was one of the best.

      • wicasa Yatapika December 26, 2011 Reply

        Yes, Kyle was the poster child for “The Form of Functional Fitness!!”

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      Gretch December 27, 2011 Reply

      What a fitting and moving tribute to Pags. He was one of our best by far! Fallen but never forgotten.

  • Wicasa Yatapika December 26, 2011 Reply

    Beautiful and moving tribute for a truly humble, courageously competitive, and give it your all or go home attitude CF’er whose Spirit will forever live on in Building 7!!!

    What a great turnout and great efforts by all to start Winter Hero Week 2011!!

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