Patrolman Shawn Delbert Rager

Patrolman Shawn Delbert Rager

Johnstown Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, October 13, 2016

Shawn Delbert Rager

Patrolman Shawn Rager suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after completing active shooter training with the Cambria County Specialized Emergency Response Team.

He and other members of the team were conducting live fire active shooter response scenarios, which included running and shooting in simulated conditions. He returned home after the training and collapsed a short time later.

Patrolman Rager had served with the Johnstown Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 117

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 14, 2018

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