Marshal David Snodgrass

Marshal David Snodgrass

Crestline Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, April 21, 1882

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David Snodgrass

Marshal David Snodgrass was shot and killed by a 21 year-old man he attempted to arrest for burglary.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in the Ohio Penitentiary July 26, 1882.

Marshal Snodgrass was a U.S. Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Marshal David Snodgrass of the Crestline Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 21, 2018

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