Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer James Robert Snedigar

Chandler Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, April 16, 1999

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Reflections for Officer James Robert Snedigar

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the tenth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 17, 2009

We have not forgotten Brother and we still think of and pray for your family, friends and fellow officers.

AZ Narc

April 17, 2009

Just a note on the tenth anniversary of your death, to assure you and your family that you have not been forgotten! I pray your family has found peace in life without you, until we all meet again..

Officer RDE
Chandler PD

April 16, 2009

Thoughts of you and support to your sweet family.


April 16, 2009

10 years. Anyways, I'm still running and getting into triathlons. Not so sure you'd enjoy a triathlon, but I know you'd be all in for the run. One day perhaps we'll meet up again. One day....... get your butt in shape for that day!

Deputy Chief Mark Jones
Department of Defense

April 16, 2009

We Will Never Forget You and what you Stood for in our community! I had the Honor of meeting your son again recently-What A FINE young MAN he has become! It breaks my heart that you arent "here" to see him. But, gives me solace to know that he is becoming the MAN that you built! LOVE NEVER DIES!!! Thank-YOU!


April 16, 2009

Officer Snedigar, You did what NO other person does every day, YOU put your life and safety before others, THANK YOU!!!!

Chief Donald R. Perry Jr.
North Salem Police Dept., Indiana

January 5, 2009

Jim Bob, I miss the days when we were both young when you were living in Globe. I am so proud of you for who you were then and who you became. You were always someone I looked up to. I pray that your family is safe and sound and that one day we will be able to talk about the old times we once shared. Thanks for being my friend as you were to so many. Love you buddy!

Gary Holloway

September 16, 2008


Recently, I started collecting patches again and came across my chandler patch with your memorial pin on it. Then came across your pin a couple days later on my old MA uniform. Without getting into a long story, you just helped me through a vary trying time. I know your watching over all of us - and are here with us when we need the inspiration or motivation. You will always be remembered my friend. God bless and tell "Moose" 'Hi' for all of us.

Roy Stanifer - Former Dispatcher
Chandler Police

May 28, 2008

"We have a few things to talk about!'

Deputy Chief Mark Jones
Department of Defense

April 17, 2008

To the Family of Officer Snedigar: PLEASE know that we will never ever forget your Husband, Daddy, Son, Brother, Friend. HE IS A TRUE HERO!!! You were and are; truly blessed to be part of him Now and Forever.


April 16, 2008

im now a great friend of your son rupert and im proud to tell you hes a great man and friend. 312 you are a hero to all police officers and when i one day join swat i will too wear that brightly colored flag on my vest with your name and badge number on it. keep protecting heaven as you did so well while you were here. st michael watch and protect us and to officer snedigar you'll always be in my prayers.

T. Drane
chandler police dept

December 7, 2007

I ran in the Run to Remember 5k race today. It benefited the 100 club. Just wanted to let the Snedigar family know, we remember and appreciate Officer James Robert Snedigar.

Pat Monahan
friend of family

September 8, 2007

"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

July 25, 2007

me again. in January I went to the NLEOM and saw your name there. The memorial is in kind of a weird place, but it was stil nice. I still remember Jim, and I think I always will.

Major Mark Jones
Department of Defense Police

April 20, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Snedigar. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

It has been over 7 years since your tour of duty ended and I know the silent tears still fall from the eyes of those that love you so much. Keep watch over them and know that you have not been forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 27, 2006



October 26, 2006

Jim, what I wouldn't give to hear you on the radio just one more time, even with that mouth full of sunflower seeds! You are dearly missed by many people. Till we meet again my friend!


April 19, 2006

Officer Snedigar,

As I prepare to eat Easter Dinner with my family I reflect on your courage and dedication to the citizens or Chandler and Arizona on the anniversary of your death.

Your sacrifice is appreciated and the gift of freedom and security that you have provided will be an everlasting tribute to your courage.


Mark Bond, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Professor

Mark Bond, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Professor

April 16, 2006 we are again on a day of reflection. I know you wouldn't want me to be sad, but I can't help but be sad because of who you were and how you lived your life. Enough of that....I wish I could turn the clock back and go on one more early morning or late afternoon run with you up that damned hill at ALETA. You are certainly always remembered in my heart Jim.

Capt. Mark Jones
Department of Defense Police

April 16, 2006

Jim-Bob your the greatest COP that has ever lived. I hope that your having a blast up on the big hill in the sky. I remember running calves for ya back in the day. Remamber Big lake, AZ? Your Ol'man was a kick as well. God bless ya bro...

Eric Bates

January 8, 2006

Another Christmas has past, I missed you. I'm so very proud of the man you were, some things just aren't the same without you. I love you, I think of you often, and I miss you.

Sally Snedigar Hanson
Jim's sister

December 27, 2005

The smoke has cleared, but your name and the memory of all you did lives on. I clearly remember your smiling face at every early morning warrant. I remember teasing you about that bright red white and blue flag that you wore on your tac vest. "When I come through the door, I want them to know I'm an American first, then know I'm a cop" you always said. Although not as brightly colored, I now wear an American flag upon my vest, proudly displaying the badge number of my fallen comrade. Jim, I think of you often and as I come to the close of my career I reflect upon those who made a difference. You certainly did and we all felt the rumble of the heavens the day you left us.

Det. Kel Helmick
Chandler Police Dept

November 16, 2005

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