Deputy Sheriff Eugene W. Snyder

Deputy Sheriff Eugene W. Snyder

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, December 2, 1945

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Eugene W. Snyder

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Snyder was killed in a vehicle crash on Route 35, just east of New Westville in Preble County, Ohio, while en route to New Paris to serve an arrest warrant.

He and the Wayne County court bailiff were following the Preble County sheriff when their car collided with an oncoming vehicle on a curve on the roadway. Deputy Snyder suffered a broken neck in the crash and was killed instantly.

Deputy Snyder was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He had served with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for only one month and was assigned as the jail's turnkey. He was survived by his wife, young son, mother, sister, and brother.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Ohio

routine driving, warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Snyder,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- of just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

December 2, 2020

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