Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 2/11/1980
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Shot and killed
Officer Arthur Snyder was shot and killed after he and his partner observed a drug transaction at 14th Street and U Street. As the officers approached the suspect from different sides the man opened fire, striking Officer Snyder. One of the rounds was stopped by his vest and the second hit his belt. The suspect then fired a third shot, striking him in the head after he had fallen to the ground.
The suspect fled the scene but was located several days later. He was shot and killed after he opened fire on officers as they attempted to arrest him.
Officer Snyder had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and sister.