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Lieutenant Roger D. Snyder

Kingston Fire Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 19, 1988

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Reflections for Lieutenant Roger D. Snyder

Roger was a great friend and dedicated firefighter…I remember that day all too well, there where two things he loved, the model railroad club and the fire service. He dropped what he was doing at the railroad club to respond to that emergency call, It was over 30 years ago now and you still hold a place in my heart!

Paul Hintz, Fire Police
Bloomington Fire Dept, Kingston Model RR Club

April 2, 2019

Almost 29 years later, your legacy lives on, LT, in the lives of those whom you first inspired to serve years ago, and in those of us in the Company today who strive to imitate your example.

May God be merciful to our brother, may his dear ones be comforted to know that he is a good man that shall not be forgotten, and may he rest in peace.

Mark Ingoglio, Captain
AH Wicks Eng&Truck, KFD Co4

June 27, 2017

Lt. Snyder, Today marks the 27th anniversary of that tragic event. I know the citizens of Kingston have never truly recovered from the loss of a hero such as yourself.

God Bless and may your eternal Rest always be Peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 19, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Lieutenant Snyder and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 18, 2015

Roger Snyder was a wonderful man who was loved by many many people. He is greatly missed. Love you Daddy and miss you dearly. I wish he could have been here for my wedding 13 days ago but God had other ideas. I know he was with me in spirit though and will ALWAYS live in my heart.

Mary Jane Snyder Nabors
Oldest Daughter of Roger D Snyder

August 31, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 19, 2011

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 18, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 27, 2007

Lt. Snyder,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Kingston.


November 19, 2005

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