Cox Bill Naming Road in Honor of Deputy Pagerly Signed into Law
6/29/2012
HARRISBURG – Exactly one year after Berks County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Kyle Pagerly was killed in the line of duty, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law today a bill introduced by Representative Jim Cox (R-Berks) that will rename a portion of state Route 422 in honor of the deceased law enforcement officer.

“It is fitting for this bill to be signed into law today,” Cox said. “One year ago, Berks County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania lost a true hero. Today, we ensure that hero’s memory will never be forgotten.”

Cox’s House Bill 2027 will 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.”

On June 29, 2011, 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 Kyle’s widow, 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.

“This road will serve as a constant reminder of the sacrifices Kyle Pagerly made for all of us,” Cox said. “My hope is that, when people see a road sign with Deputy Pagerly’s name on it, they will remember the courage, honor and character he exemplified.”

The new law will take effect in 60 days.

State Representative Jim Cox
129th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Dan Massing
dmassing@pahousegop.com
717.772.9845
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