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Patrol Sergeant Kenneth Eugene Snider | Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Patrol Sergeant

Kenneth Eugene Snider

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Friday, April 18, 1997
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Reflections for Patrol Sergeant Kenneth Eugene Snider

 

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo
April 19, 2017

The Greatest Training Officer I've ever had the opportunity to be trained by and work with .His lose is a lose to every citizen in Sedgwick county. he could make you laugh on the way to jail and you would thank him for the ride God hold you always my friend

Sandy Mumma Warrent officer
Sedgwick county Sheriffs dept
April 6, 2017

Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace.

John Haseltine - Civilian
November 27, 2016

I miss catching coffee with you at QT. A great man, a great Deputy and a great supervisor. I appreciated all the advice..... and laughs! RIP

Lt. Rick Moscicki
Wichita PD
December 28, 2014

I road with Kenneth many times. He was a great teacher in learning patrol duties. He was a likable person. Always had a good time riding with him. I left the sheriff department in 1980. He will be greatly missed.

Royce W. Halford
Friend
July 24, 2014

Thinking of you today Snaaz. Still miss you terribly. See you again some day my friend.

Choose not to disclose
WPD
April 18, 2014

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Snider. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
July 14, 2012

I think of your laughter most often, and your quick-witted jokes. You always talked about going out on your boat with your current wife, and were constantly trying to get us to go skiing with you. I still remember hearing of your death, how very hard it was for me to even grasp the thought that you were gone. Yes, you cross my mind often, even after all these years. I still have to smile as I reminisce about all of those stand-bys we worked, you as SO and me as EMS at the Coliseum. Thanks for the memories Officer Snider.

Brenda (Wade) Reimer
Past SG CO EMS Reserve
December 12, 2011

It's still hard for me to believe you are gone, even after all these years. You were and always be my hero, thank you for looking over me. Heaven knows without you here I need it and I know you are always with me.

Tracy Lynn
July 18, 2011

The kind of officer/supervisor we all aspire to be. I did not know you but I admire you tremendously and wish I had of known you for your friends speak highly of SNIDER. Godspeed WARRIOR and brother in blue. Always remember, sir!

Lt TDW
ADOC SRP
April 25, 2011

Sgt. Snider,
On today, the 14th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sedgewick County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP
April 18, 2011

I met Snider in the early 80's while working security at Towne East Square. He was on the S.O. and the mall was his part time job. I had always wanted to get into law enforcement and he was very instrumental in that happening. I went on my first ride along with him shortly after that and joined the reserves as soon as I turned 21. He was my training officer when I was on the reserves and when I became a deputy. He was a larger than life individual. His booming voice commanded authority and he would always enter and leave a room with a joke or a quip. I remember walking into the squad room with him and he said "The Snazz has arrived, all you other lower life forms may now be seated". He was one of the funniest people that I have ever met. Above all, Snider was a dedicated and astute lawman. People respected him. He kind of reminded you of an old western sheriff. He was a gruff looking person and could be gruff and grumpy until he had his required daily dose of man-pop, the nector of the gods. Course coffee didn't take all of that away. That was just part of his charm. He had a look and walk to him that said "authority". There are many funny stories and fond memories of my time spent working with Ken. He was a friends friend, a mans man and a cops cop. The world lost a great man when he died. Rest in peace Ken, you are missed.

Roy Wilkinson
January 25, 2011

I remember Ken from the 1980's when I was a Reserve Deputy at Sedgwick County S.O. Ken was my very best friend, and he taught me a lot about Law Enforcement. I remember a night when the siren broke on his patrol car when I rode squad with him. He told me to "just roll down the window and make that siren sound real loud, they will pull over, or I'll run um off the road". He was sooo funny. I miss him very much. Take care my brother, 'til we meet again.

Deputy Walter R.Brown
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
February 16, 2010

The Last Call
In Honored Memory of Sgt. Kenneth E. Snider

As Read by Governor George Pataki
at the 2003 New York State Police Memorial


“We all remember the day our friend made his last call
We honor his memory and his deeds
He placed society above his earthly needs
We remember the last time we joked together at roll call
The last trip he made down the squad room hall
The last words of instruction, encouragement, and friendship we heard
We remember his quick smile, his sharp wit
The boundless energy for his life’s work
All without regret
We shall remember him long after those he served Shall forget
We believe we remember that last call
Where he was called upon to give his all
Whether a burglary or domestic violence we think we know
For in that moment another voice called him for joy
And us for sorrow
The last call our friend answered in the line of duty
Was not of man
It was a call to peace, a call to rest
For our friend had given his best
He had passed every test…
When God called him home.”

Sgt. Oscar Thomasson
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office
October 16, 2009

I just came across this site while reading about the recent SGCO Deputy ambushed in the line of duty and found out about this incident. I remember him from my time with the Clearwater PD and know he is dearly missed by many. I send my respect to his peers and prayers to his family.

John Grimes
Formerly Clearwater PD
October 5, 2009

Im James Stevenson or Jc son. You were a great friend of his and he misses you everyday but i want to stop in here and say after my dad was a cop for 40 years and he has retired all of us in a law enforcement family are all afected by what happens when a officer is killed it doesnt matter if it was yesterday or in 20 years.

Cody Stevenson
September 30, 2009

Kenneth E. how about a cup of "Man Pop", for the road Bud. I think I still have your dept award designs around here somewhere. Remember those, OMG. I'll never forget you. I'll stop and talk the next time I go out to visit Beverly. You are only 100 feet away.
Next time I see you we'll have a cup of that "Nector Of The God's.
Your Friend B

(Ret) Capt. Bryan Brimer
Sedgwick County Sheriff Dept
September 29, 2009

I sit here today and I can not help but think of you. You were one of a kind SNAAZ!! You live on forever in our memories.

Anonymous
September 29, 2009

After reading these reflections i know you will make welcome another young man from your agency that was taken from his loved ones recently. It sounds like you were one of the best, making jokes, being a friend and a leader and for some reason it seems EVIL always targets the best. Your suspect has had to meet his maker as well and now burns for an enternity. God Bless you sir

Gary Mintz, Public Safety Supervisor
Warren Wilson College D.P.S. NC
September 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twelth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
April 29, 2009

I am sitting here stunned looking at your photo and finding you were taken too! I hadn't been here since reading about Chris. You were another of the night crew who treated the military "reserve wannabes" like every other deputy. You busted us out and we had some good laughs riding along. I will never forget us responding to the "man with a shotgun" on North Rock Road one night. I thought you were going to kill us both before we got there, just driving like a mad man. Ha Ha. Thanks for the example you were to me. You, all the night crew and Sgt. Parker in the 80's were men who impressed me and exemplified what being a Deputy Sheriff was all about. May God bless your family. Until we meet again..take it easy brother.

Sergeant Ramsey Mannon
Effingham County SO GA
December 16, 2008

It's hard to believe that it has been eleven years since that night that one of our officers knocked on my door to tell me you had been stabbed and were "code blue, cram zero" enroute to St. Francis. I drove like a fool to the hospital to be there when you arrived. I knew when I saw you that I had lost my partner and one of my best friends. The grief I felt was almost unbearable. I couldn't believe that a stupid steak knife could kill a man who was larger than life.I almost lost my mind at times for several months after. It took years to be able to think of you without crying.
But we go on. I have wonderful memories of the good times we had as patrolmen, detectives and sergeants together on third detail. You were the best Kenny. There will never be another like you.
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and who disquised as a mild mannered sheriff's officer fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and the american way. Bomp Ba Baaah!!
Take care pal. God bless you.

Lt. Jerry Byerly, Retired
Sedgwick County Sheriff Dept
June 18, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and close friends today as they drift back into the past and remember those fond memories of you. You have not been forgotten as a hero never dies. Continue to keep watch over all of those close to you as they continue to carry you in their hearts. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
April 18, 2008

I AM AN ADMIRER OF THIS WEBSITE AND VISIT IT OFTEN. I WENT TO WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY AND STUDIED CRIMINAL JUSTICE. I OFTEN DID RIDE ALONGS WITH SEDGWICK COUNTY DEPUTIES WHEN I LIVED IN WICHITA, AND DECIDED TO READ ABOUT THEIR FALLEN DEPUTIES. AS I READ THE REFLECTIONS ABOUT SGT. SNIDER...I LAUGHED ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS. IT SOUNDS AS IF HE WAS THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT EVERYONE HOPES TO WORK BESIDE AT SOME POINT IN THEIR CARRER. THE BEST STORY "TELL DR. SNIDER" IN THE WHITE LAB WAS SO FUNNY I HAD TO SHARE IT WITH MY CO-WORKER. I'M SURE THAT HE IS MISSED TERRIBLY BY MANY! HEAVEN NEEDED A FUNNY MAN!

SUSIE THORNE
LEAVENWORTH COUNTY S.O.

SUSIE THORNE (DISPATCHER/WIFE OF DEPUTY)
LEAVENWORTH COUNTY
January 24, 2008

 
 

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