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Private Elmer R. Pyle
Oct. 20, 1931 - Nov. 7, 1937
Private Elmer R. Pyle
Private Elmer R. Pyle
Lost In The Line of Duty
 
Elmer Pyle was shot Nov. 7 near Terrebonne.  Private Pyle and Sgt. Arthur Tuck drove to the isolated chicken ranch of Gust Olson to check on a report that Olson had killed his 70 year-old partner.  Olson was standing near a truck in the front yard when the officers arrived.  They asked him about his partner and as Pyle walked toward him, Olson grabbed a shotgun from the truck and shot him in the face.  He then fired the other barrel at Tuck who returned fire, Olson died in the gun fight with Sgt. Tuck.  Pyle clung to life for 7 months and died on Aug. 17, 1938 from his wound.