Hero Week Day 1
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.”