Chief of Police William Howard Rader

Chief of Police William Howard Rader

Conway Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 1935

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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.


  • 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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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 29, 2020

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