A memorial service will be held on Wednesday for a Berks County deputy sheriff who died in the line of duty.
Kyle Pagerly, 28, died during a shootout in Albany Township back on June 29. Pagerly was serving an arrest warrant to 25-year-old Matthew Connors.
Pagerly and other officers pursued Connors when he tried to escape through the woods. Police say that a gun battle began when Connors threatened Pagerly with an AK-47.
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Pagerly was shot multiple times and later pronounced dead at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. Connors died at the scene.
The Memorial will begin at 1 p.m. at the Sovereign Center in Reading. A visitation will also be held at the Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The deputy sheriff was a Reading native who previously served in the military. Pagerly and his wife Alecia were expecting their first child who is due in January.