Pagerly Family Present as House Approves Cox Bill Renaming Highway after Fallen Deputy
3/14/2012
 
The House approved a bill sponsored by Representative Jim Cox that would rename a portion of state Route 422 in honor of Deputy Kyle Pagerly, who was killed in the line of duty in June while attempting to serve a warrant. 
HARRISBURG – The family of fallen Berks County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Kyle Pagerly was at the state Capitol on Wednesday as the House approved a bill sponsored by Representative Jim Cox (R-Berks) that would rename a portion of state Route 422 in honor of the deceased law enforcement officer.

“Kyle Pagerly served his community, his Commonwealth and his country,” Cox said. “America is a better place because of Deputy Pagerly and we all lost a true hero that warm summer day last year when his life came to a premature end.”

House Bill 2027 would designate state Route 422 from its intersection with state Route 724 in the Borough of Sinking Spring to the west end of the Borough of Robesonia as the “Kyle D. Pagerly Memorial Highway.”

Pagerly’s wife, Alecia, and their daughter, Savannah, were at the Capitol for the House vote. Pagerly, who was 28 years old when he died, never had a chance to meet Savannah, who was born in January, more than six months after her father was killed in the line of duty.

On June 29, Pagerly was attempting to serve a warrant on an individual in Albany Township when he was shot and killed. His K-9 partner, a German Shepherd named Jynx, reportedly grabbed Pagerly’s pants leg and attempted to pull him to safety during the deadly gun battle. For his bravery, Jynx was awarded a medal of honor. He now lives with Alecia.

Kyle Pagerly was a canine deputy sheriff with the Berks County Sheriff’s Department, where he had served since 2006. He also worked part-time with the Western Berks Regional Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Task Force, and was a lieutenant for the Spring Township Fire Department.

Pagerly was a U.S. Army Military Police veteran who served in Kosovo and Iraq.

“Deputy Pagerly spent his life serving others,” said Cox. “We owe him a debt of gratitude we will never be able to repay. Let this road stand as a daily reminder of Deputy Pagerly and his service to our community.”

State Representative Jim Cox
129th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Dan Massing
dmassing@pahousegop.com
717.772.9845
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