John Pyles Obituary
 
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John C. Pyles

March 7, 1955 - May 23, 2012
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Special Agent (Retired) John Christian Pyles Special Agent (Retired) John Christian Pyles of Silver Spring, MD died peacefully in his sleep sometime on Tuesday/Wednesday, May 22/23, 2012. Heart disease was the cause. Pyles was born in Washington, DC in 1955, and grew up in the neighborhood of Cleveland Park in DC and in Marlow Heights, MD. He was a graduate of Potomac High School in 1973 and earned an Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Prince Georges Community College in 1975. Pyles entered the US Secret Service in 1979 as an officer at the Treasury Department building in Washington, DC A few short years later, he was...
Special Agent (Retired) John Christian Pyles
Special Agent (Retired) John Christian Pyles of Silver Spring,
MD died peacefully in his sleep sometime on
Tuesday/Wednesday, May 22/23, 2012. Heart disease was the
cause.
Pyles was born in Washington, DC in 1955, and grew up in the
neighborhood of Cleveland Park in DC and in Marlow Heights,
MD.
He was a graduate of Potomac High School in 1973 and earned
an Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Prince
Georges Community College in 1975.
Pyles entered the US Secret Service in 1979 as an officer at the
Treasury Department building in Washington, DC
A few short years later, he was accepted as an officer in the
Uniformed Division, where he was assigned to the Motorcycle
Patrol Unit.
In 1983 he graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A.
in Criminal Justice. Later that same year he married Risa Einzig,
which ended in divorce in 2006.
In 1988, Pyles became a Special Agent and was assigned to the
Memphis, TN field office. Pyles conducted several successful
investigations that included Counterfeiting and Financial
Institution Fraud among other crimes.
In 1990, Pyles was transferred back to DC and was assigned to
the protective detail of Vice President Quayle and eventually
became one of the VP limousine drivers.
During his detail with Quayle, Pyles protected the VP in such
activities as scuba diving and snow skiing. Pyles continued as
driver when VP Al Gore entered office.
During his tenure in Protective Services, Pyles also escorted
several dignitaries to and from their respective foreign countries.
In 1996, Pyles was assigned to the Manhattan NYC field office
where, as when he was in Memphis, investigated many cases
within the USSS purview.
In 2001, prior to the attacks at the World Trade Center (where
the USSS had its office), Pyles was assigned to the Melville, NY
(Long Island) field office.
In 2005, Pyles was transferred back to the DC area and became
an instructor at the USSS James J. Rowley Training Center in
Beltsville, MD.
In 2007, Pyles retired from the USSS on disability. He continued
as a contractor for the USSS for several more years doing
applicant background checks.
Special Agent Pyles is survived by his son, Jacob Scott Pyles of
Silver Spring, MD, his sister Mary Elizabeth Pyles of Bay Saint
Louis, MS, and Paul S. Pyles of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
Family invites friends to an informal gathering at:
The Original Ledo! Restaurant,
4509 Knox Road,
College Park, MD 20740
on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at:
Ft. Lincoln Cemetery
3401 Bladensburg Road
Brentwood, MD 20722
Section F
Row S
Grave Site 39

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