Police Officer John William Snow

Police Officer John William Snow

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, August 13, 1976

John William Snow

Police Officer John Snow was shot and killed while working an extra duty assignment at a local check cashing store.

He was transporting money to the bank, in uniform and in his patrol car, when he was robbed.

Officer Snow had served with the Newark Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 838

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

OT, robbery

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I remember Officer Snow crossing us kids on Wison & Ferry! He always took time to talk to us. He mentioned that he had a daughter and a party that he had to make sure he wasn't late for! He was such a sweet man! I was around 8 or 9 at the time and still remember him that's how nice he was. I was a teenage at the time of his death! It bothered me for a long time. Now with the Angels.


November 10, 2016

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