Patrolman Shawn Delbert Rager

Patrolman Shawn Delbert Rager

Johnstown Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, October 13, 2016

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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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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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