Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Shawn W. Snow

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, August 3, 2008

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Reflections for Trooper Shawn W. Snow

Shawn was a loving and caring person towards everyone, especially loving and caring to his two sons and to his #1 Love, Penny.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 4, 2020

Trooper Snow Thanks First of all for assisting this Canadian Fire Company Actually a Historical Piece of Apparatus. Your event was in my hometown of Ogdensburg New York .

I know our area have many events dedicated to you and naming of a road in our County of St.Lawrence was put in your name. Thank you for everything you did during your career and also having a large family you did more than most 3 men can do in the years you did.

Thank you for your service to our Great Country.

God Bless

William Walter Coville Lovely
Department of Homeland Security/FEMA
Emergency Medical Technician New York State

August 29, 2019

I was thinking about Shawn "the man" today. He was certainly one of the best coworkers anyone could ever ask to work with. Shawn and I had many personal conversations about fatherhood, relationships, military and coast guard service, about collecting coins, and about having a great job that PAID us to do what we would do for free and that's helping people. Shawn Snow loved helping people period, but most of all he Loved his two sons, and his new love Penny (Late 90's). Shawn was certainly special to me, and I will always have a place in my heart for him.

Trooper Shawn W. Snow will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

August 10, 2019

I sit here trying to think of just the right thing to share in anticipation of observing the 11th anniversary of your death tomorrow. A quieter observance than in years past with just family and a few of your close friends. An opportunity to share stories about how your life made a difference in ours. You touched the lives of so many in the short time you were with us. I will forever be grateful that I was one of the lucky ones who called you brother.

April M. Allen
Sister

August 2, 2019

Even thought I didnt get to meet you(Born 31 days after) You were a great man I am so proud to be named after you. -Allison Snow

Allison Snow
Granddaughter

January 19, 2019

Trooper Shawn Snow, will never ever be forgotten. He loved helping people, and because of that reason alone Shawn is in Heaven where he belong.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police - Troop D

September 10, 2018

Today we observe ten years since you were taken to heaven. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you. Forever in my heart.

April Allen
Sister

August 3, 2018

Trooper Shawn W. Snow will never ever be forgotten. Shawn is now in Heaven where he belongs as he was sent here from Heaven. In other words, Trooper Shawn Snow was truly a kind hearted loving and caring HUMAN BEING.

My prayers are still with Shawn's sons, his sister April and with Penny. God bless you all.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

Never forgotten!

Lisa Jenne
U.S. Customs

August 3, 2017

Rest easy my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice on that unfortunate day. May you continue to watch over your family, and all the members of the New York State Police.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 3, 2017

As NYC Fleet Week 2017 comes to close, I remember back in '89 when you called me on the USCGC Hamilton (WHEC 715) to take your duty because you were still in Albany finish up your written and physical exams for NY State Police. I recall whining how big my feet got pounding the pavement on Pier 92 but you convinced me to take all your duties because things were going so well. You saw me off went the cutter went to GITMO in Aug '89 and helped Connie get settled and you were off for the October '89 NYSP class. I was so proud of you. You are my friend, my shipmate, my buddy and God I miss you everyday. Thank you for taking MY DUTIES over the holidays and letting be at home while we were on the Chase together. TJ MARSH

Radioman First Class
U.S. Coast Guard

May 26, 2017

Today I was thinking about Shawn, and about Arthur Scarafile, David Corbine, Brian Rovnak and Amanda Anna. All of these people had a common asset, they all CARED about others. May God bless their individual families.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

October 13, 2016

Trooper Shawn Snow was one of the best human beings I have ever known, and I do know a lot of good people, but Shawn was one of the best. He was truly a caring person and a loving father to his sons, as well as a loving man to his wife Penny.
I would like for people to know that Shawn did care about others very much, and he loved the Navy in which he served, and he love his boys, and his coin collection LOL, but he was crazy about Penny.
I know that Shawn's soul is now resting in Heaven forever.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

July 26, 2016

There's not a day that goes by that I don't miss you shipmate and buddy. We were suppose to go fishing after you retired in 2010. Guess folks forgot that you also served in the Navy for 6 years out of Mayport but I didn't. I never will. Miss you much.

RM1 T.J. Marsh
(DOT) U.S. Coast Guard

April 24, 2016

Seven years and it seems just like yesterday and an eternity all at the same time. Miss you every day.

April M. Allen
Sister

August 3, 2015

Happy Birthday brother Shawn. Wish you were still with us to celebrate it. I didn't think I could be any prouder to be your sister but each time I hear another story of how you touched someone's life I am. You were always there for anyone who needed you, I miss you so much.

April Allen
Sister

March 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Shawn
SEMPER PARATUS!

K9 Paul Werth #5351 / USCG Retired E8
USCBP Blaine, WA.

March 16, 2014

Well said Chief Philipp - He was a brother, shipmate and friend to us all. I still live in the town that Shawn suggested in '89. Happy Birthday Shawn and remember NYSP Trooper Shawn W. Snow. USN and USCG (ST1) on his birthday tomorrow. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you shipmate and all that you did for your shipmates and friends. (Take My duty, Shawn) was always ready and willing to step-up and help.....to the very end of his watch. I remember standing your duty while you took your tests for NYSP in Albany in May'89 while the Hamilton was docked for Fleet Week NYC. Miss you brother. RM1 T.J. Marsh USCG (Ret)

RM1
U.S. Coast Guard

March 16, 2014

With deepest regret, I have just learned today of Shawn's passing. Shawn and I served together in the U. S. Coast Guard. I had just reported in summer '88 to the USCGC Chase (WHEC-718) in Boston, MA as a relatively new Chief, and Shawn was my experienced Leading Petty Officer with common sense, humor, professional ability, and a manner that just drew people to him. The perfect sailor to help my transition back aboard a ship. A wonderful shipmate to anyone who knew him.

He had supper at my family's home in Connecticut, and I remember him telling us of his intention to eventually leave the Coast Guard and seek his dream job of being a New York State Trooper. I heartily, and selfishly, tried to convince him to stay. I recall he even told us of how he had a ready-bag of material to help people alongside the road in emergencies, before he was even a Trooper. I found it amazing that he would perform this service with no consideration for any type of help he gave except a simple 'thank you.'

I was never diligent enough to keep up with him after he left the Coast Guard, to my regret. And now, loss.

Wishing this small reflection adds to the many that tell others of this great man. I have additional stories, of his good humor, that I will save for another visit or share privately.

My deepest sympathy to all of Shawn's family and friends.

Lawrence Philipp
CWO3, USCG Ret.

January 28, 2014

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye

I remember when this happened. What a wonderful person he was. Even the tractor trailer drivers liked him which is rare. It's not fair. A man who embodied what LEO should be, and a precious human being gone.
I am so sorry.

Sharon Blake

September 25, 2013

Five years and I still think about and miss you every day little brother.

April M. Allen
Sister

August 2, 2013

I am privileged to post a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th anniversary year 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

The end of another bittersweet day is here. I am very blessed that you have left me with such wonderful friends and family, including my extended family of 'purple ties'. lol. Even though some of us only get together one day of the year, the kind words and stories of remembrance of you are comforting. It is also comforting to know they stand by the saying 'He will never be forgotten". We had a great luncheon at our house then to the Hermon cemetery then Trooper Shawn Snow Street in Ogdensburg for the laying of the wreaths. Nate and K-9 Shaw, your namesake, also joined us. At the end of the detail Shaw came over and stood right up close to me. It made me feel as if you were right there through him saying things will be OK, It was great having Mickey and Al here so they could see what a great support group we have and how they will never forget you and your sacrifice. There is always the hope that one day this date will become easier. But in the mean time all we can do is take each day as it comes and be thankful for all we have and in some way 'pay it forward' as you did every day. Love ya, Penny

Penny
wife

August 4, 2012

Your birthday is upon us once again and though we will not be together you will certainly be in my thoughts. Hoping the happy memories of birthdays past will out weigh the sadness of you not being here to celebrate.

April M. Allen
Sister

March 18, 2012

This time of year I think of Shawn w/soccer great teammate! Great Guy!

al spadaccini
HDCS SOCCER TEAMMATE

August 14, 2011

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