Officer William J. Snyder, Sr.

Officer William J. Snyder, Sr.

Groton City Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, January 16, 1994

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William J. Snyder, Sr.

Officer William Snyder succumbed to injuries sustained in October 1993 after being struck by a car while directing traffic at a construction zone in which the road had been reduced to one lane.

The driver of an approaching car disregarded Officer Snyder's signals to stop and struck him as he attempted to move to safety. It is believed the elderly driver did not see Officer Snyder due to other distractions.

Officer Snyder never regained consciousness after being injured and succumbed to his injuries three months later.

Officer Snyder was a United States Navy Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Groton Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 48

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 16, 1993

directing traffic

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Officer Snyder, it has been 30 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 18 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 16, 2024

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