While driving along the highway near Chimney Rock, adjacent to Bound Brook in Somerset County, the suspect suddenly shouted "Hands Up!
" Trooper Coyle, who was riding in the passenger seat, turned and the man fired a blank directly into Coyle's face.
* Side commentary: While the focus of this story is the Kaier family that settled in Sullivan County, these folks were inextricably linked to the lives of the Kaier, Lieberman and related families in Mahanoy City, where one branch of the Kaiers settled and where several Kaier children from other branches sought work.
As with many extened families, anecdotes, characterizations and legends are passed down over the decades.
Stationed: Troop "B" Pluckemin Service Time: 8 months Resided: New Brunswick, Middlesex Co. Coyle was born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, on May 31, 1898. Prior to enlisting in the New Jersey State Police, Trooper Coyle worked as a chauffeur.The body of water in the center of the photo is the Obert Mill Pond.This is the tenth in our series of pictorial and material histories of families originating from or having lived for extended periods of time in Sullivan County, PA.In 1863, Andreas and Cressentia moved to Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania There, his son, Reverend Xavier Kaier, became the heart and soul of the local Catholic community, serving as the parish priest for 58 years (1863-1921).He died from the effects of prostate enlargement, as shown on his Death Certificate. You can learn more about his mission and tenure at St. Basils's, Dushore, PA During 100 Years (1838-1938).His service with the New Jersey State Police was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and energetic devotion to the high principles of the New Jersey State Police.