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Patrolman Charles M. Snyder | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania


Charles M. Snyder

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, January 25, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 26 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Patrolman Charles Snyder drowned in the Allegheney River.

River Patrolman Snyder and his partner were fixing a propeller on one of the boats under the sixth street bridge when Patrolman Snyder slipped into the water and drowned. His body was found on April 3, 1937, identified by his gold police badge.

Patrolman Snyder had recovered 280 bodies from the Allegheny River and saved many from drowning.

Patrolman Snyder had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD
March 12, 2015


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