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Texas ATF agent dies after suffering heart attack during training

Agent Paul “Scott” Ragsdale’s career with ATF covered more than 16 years

Duty Death: Paul “Scott” Ragsdale - [Dallas, Texas]

End of Service: 05/24/2018


The Herald Banner, Greenville, Texas

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Rockwall resident Paul “Scott” Ragsdale, a special agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday morning while participating in an ATF training exercise.

Ragsdale was immediately transferred to the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Grapevine.

Paul “Scott” Ragsdale, 41, leaves behind a wife and two children/ (Photo/ATF)
Paul “Scott” Ragsdale, 41, leaves behind a wife and two children/ (Photo/ATF)

He was 41 years old.

Ragsdale’s career with ATF covered more than 16 years and he was serving as the Dallas Field Division’s senior operations officer at the time of his death.

His survivors include a wife and two children.

An ATF press release quoted Jeffrey C. Bostick II, special agent in charge of the Dallas office, as saying “If you knew Scott, you knew laughter, you knew how much he loved his family... you knoew a great guy.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.

©2018 The Herald Banner (Greenville, Texas)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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