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Patrolman William F. Snead | Richmond Police Department, Virginia Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman

William F. Snead

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, February 5, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/5/1937

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Apprehended

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Patrolman Snead was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a burglar on Broad Street. He had just completed his shift and was walking along the street when he encountered a man breaking into a jewelry store. He was shot as he attempted to take action. The suspect was later apprehended by other officers.
Patrolman Snead had been with the agency for 17 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 5, 2011

 

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