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Chief of Police George W. Snyder | Wilkinsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Wilkinsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

George W. Snyder

Wilkinsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, May 17, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Chief George Snyder suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect on Wood Street.

He and several officers had just finished processing the arrest of 15 men for gambling when he was notified of a fight on Wood Street. When he arrived at the scene he encountered a combative man who was bleeding from his head. The man began to struggle with Chief Snyder but was subdued with the help of two firemen.

Chief Snyder began to feel ill immediately after the arrest and was taken to his home, where he passed away several hours later.

Chief Snyder had served with the Wilkinsburg Police Department for six years. He was a widower and survived by his four children and two brothers.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 17, 2015


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