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Trooper Shawn W. Snow | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York


Shawn W. Snow

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, August 3, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Electrocuted

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Trooper Shawn Snow was electrocuted while assisting a driver changing a flat tire on an antique fire truck in Ogdensburg.

As Trooper Snow and the truck's driver worked on the tire, the fire truck's ladder came in contact with overhead power lines. Trooper Snow and the truck driver were both killed instantly.

Trooper Snow was a U.S. Coast Guard and a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the New York State Police for 19 years and was assigned to Troop B. He is survived by his wife and children.

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As NYC Fleet Week 2017 comes to close, I remember back in '89 when you called me on the USCGC Hamilton (WHEC 715) to take your duty because you were still in Albany finish up your written and physical exams for NY State Police. I recall whining how big my feet got pounding the pavement on Pier 92 but you convinced me to take all your duties because things were going so well. You saw me off went the cutter went to GITMO in Aug '89 and helped Connie get settled and you were off for the October '89 NYSP class. I was so proud of you. You are my friend, my shipmate, my buddy and God I miss you everyday. Thank you for taking MY DUTIES over the holidays and letting be at home while we were on the Chase together. TJ MARSH

Radioman First Class
U.S. Coast Guard
May 26, 2017


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