Deputy Sheriff Henry Valentine Snowbelt

Deputy Sheriff Henry Valentine Snowbelt

Lake County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 1937

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Henry Valentine Snowbelt

Deputy Sheriff Henry Snowbelt was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a subject who had just shot another man in the Lower Lake area.

Deputy Snowbelt was in a cafe when he learned of the shooting at a pool hall nearby. He obtained a rifle and went to the scene where he encountered the shooter, who was also armed with a rifle. The two exchanged shots and both were mortally wounded.

Deputy Snowbelt was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

shots fired

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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