Killed in the Line of Duty, New Centennial Edition Book by Jim Pinto
This newly revised Centennial Edition 56-page book contains four additional essays by Jim Pinto. A Selection of Reflections, Articles and Memories of the Life and Death of Fr. James E. Coyle on the 100th 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.