Killed in the Line of Duty, Jim Pinto, Editor
Fr. James E. Coyle Memorial Project, 2011. A Selection of Reflections, Articles and Memories of the Life and Death of Fr. James E. Coyle on the 90th Anniversary of His Passing. On August 11, 1921, Father Coyle was shot and fatally wounded as he sat in the swing on his rectory front porch by an enraged minister whose daughter’s marriage to a dark-skinned Puerto Rican Father Coyle had presided over less than two hours before he was shot. Father Coyle was a “martyr to duty,” The Rt. Rev. Edward P. Allen, Bishop of Mobile, August 13, 1921.