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Patrolman William Stephen Snead

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1937

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Reflections for Patrolman William Stephen Snead

Officer Snead is my great-great-uncle. I remember my grandmother talking about his death a long time ago. She was 17 when he was killed in the line of duty. This Saturday, some of my cousins and I are meeting for lunch then going to the cemetery to see his gravesite. I love the beautiful statue for the officers who died in the line of duty in Richmond. Officer Snead's name is listed on the plaque.

You are not forgotten.

Janelle Moorefield

November 11, 2021

I am writing this for my mother, Audrey V. Hill. Officer Snead was her maternal uncle. Mama will turn 93 this July. I have heard the story of his death as I was growing up and Mama told me the story again today so I decided to do some web browsing. She remembers Uncle Stephen, as she called him, giving her a dollar on her 6th birthday. She also remembers her mother crying when her brother was killed. Mama looked at his picture and said, "Yes, that is my Uncle Stephen."

Rhiannon Willetts

May 14, 2019

My prayers are with you and your family on the anniversary of your death. You are remembered by all who came after you and served our community. You bravery will not be forgotten. Heroes never die.

Detective Sergeant Ret. Robert Walker
Richmond Police Department

February 5, 2019

Your bravery, tenacity, and proactive policing rings true today, 98 years later. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice, you will not be forgotten!

Officer Bowles

February 5, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 5, 2011

Patrolman Snead,

I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richmond. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 7, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 2008

You are not forgotten. Bless you for protecting our City.

Patrol Officer
Chesterfield County Police Dept.

February 5, 2005

In honor of your name, your service and your sacrifice. we will not forget. Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, Virginia Policeman).

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (SA, Retired)

February 25, 2004

In honor of Officer Snead....

You are not forgotten.

Police Officer II J. Harding
Richmond, Virginia Police Dept.

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