Special Agent Wayne Douglas Snyder

Special Agent Wayne Douglas Snyder

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 2021

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Wayne Douglas Snyder

Special Agent Wayne Snyder died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Special Agent Snyder had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for seven years and was assigned to the Office of Professional Standards. He had previously served with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice for one year after retiring from the Atlanta Police Department with 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 61
  • Tour 38 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, January 4, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God"

We commit this Officer into the hands of our Lord. May the Officer's loved ones find peace in the life led, honor in their Officer's performance and choice of profession, and profound happiness upon being reunited in the future.

God Bless all who answer the Call.

Deputy Director (Ret) Rusty Featherstone
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)

September 20, 2021

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