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Lieutenant Howard Snyder | Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Lieutenant

Howard Snyder

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Saturday, February 16, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: New Jersey

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Lieutenant Howard Snyder was shot and killed while attempting to arrest railroad boxcar thieves in the Croxton rail yard in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Lieutenant Snyder had detailed a team of officers to the yard after receiving a tip that it would be targeted by thieves that night. As they closed in on the thieves, who were hiding under a boxcar, shots were fired at the officers. It was later determined that two other railroad police officers on the team were complicit with the thieves and opened fire on Lieutenant Snyder as he attempted to arrest the thieves.

Both police officers and two other suspects were arrested and charged in connection with Lieutenant Snyder's murder.

Lieutenant Snyder was survived by his wife.

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Rest in Peace Lt. Howard Snyder. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers.

Amen

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX
February 16, 2016

 

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