Patrolman William J. Snider

Patrolman William J. Snider

Mingo Junction Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, January 26, 1923

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William J. Snider

Patrolman William Snider was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest a man for smuggling liquor.

As the officers walked the man to jail, the man suddenly began to run, pulled a revolver, and shot Patrolman Snider in the abdomen.

Patrolman Snider had served with the Mingo Junction Police Department for five years.

He is buried at Union Cemetery in Steubenville, Ohio.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

arrest attempt

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Patrolman Snider,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mingo Junction. And to your Family and loved ones , I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2023

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