Chief of Police William Howard Rader

Chief of Police William Howard Rader

Conway Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 1935

William Howard Rader

Police Chief William Rader succumbed to head injuries sustained two weeks earlier while attempting to arrest a mentally ill subject in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards in Conway.

Despite suffering a head injury during the arrest he continued working in the following day. He was admitted to a hospital on June 14th, 1935. His condition continued to worsen and he died as a result of the head injury on June 29th, 1935, at his home.

Chief Rader was survived by his wife, daughter, brother, and five sisters.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, June 14, 1935
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Chief, today I located your grave in section D-216 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Freedom, PA. I placed a NLEOMF marker on your grave and said a prayer, in your memory. God bless you, sir, for your dedication and sacrifice.

David Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department
Pennsylvania

July 11, 2017

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