Patrolman William J. Snider

Patrolman William J. Snider

Mingo Junction Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 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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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman William J. Snider of the Mingo Junction Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 26, 2024

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