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

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

Rest in peace

Carolanne
widow of Tpr Tom Pryme, Troop B Canton

August 5, 2011

Tomorrow will mark three years since you were taken from us so suddenly. I think of you every day and miss you dearly. I hope that tomorrow will be filled with happy memories for all who are thinking about you and remembering you as I will be, my brother, my friend.

April M. Allen
Sister

August 2, 2011

On the second anniversary of Trooper Snow's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Trooper Snow is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

August 4, 2010

Shawn, as your birthday comes and goes once more I am reminded of birthdays past and all the wonderful times we shared while we were growing up. I will never forget you my brother, my friend. Still missing you.

April Allen
Sister

March 18, 2010

You were a wonderful one-of-a-kind guy and friend! Thank you for the great years we had together. I will never forget them. Also, thank you for all your dedicated years to the NYSP and the Navy. My thoughts and prayers are still with you and all your family.

Sherry Shattuck
Friend

September 24, 2009

Shawn, I feel like I never told you how much your friendship really means to me. I know God continued to put you in my life to show me the person I wanted to be. I got your message and I will be at the benefit ride on August 22. I miss you and think of you often. Fair winds and calm seas brother.

Chuck Mulvey
Friend

August 5, 2009

It seems like yesterday, but it's been a year. You are still missed and thought about every day. My only hope is that you are in a better place; where I am sure you are still helping others.

Officer Lisa Jenne
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

August 4, 2009

To Trooper Shawn W. Snow, his family and his fellow officers with the New York State Police:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Trooper Snow’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Trooper Snow and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 3, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

July 30, 2009

Uncle Shawn was the best. I can remember when we were kids he would play with us. This one time we were playing a game and he let us capture him and put him above the garage as a prisoner. I know all I know about 80's music from him, we used to play name that tune in the living room with all his 80's CDs. We were supposed to be neighbors, but he died the day after we moved in. I can't believe that its been almost a year since we lost you. It feels just like yesterday in my heart. We miss you so much! Thanks for all the pennies you leave us.

Amanda Siver
Niece

July 24, 2009

Shawn, I"LL never forget the times during Highschool just hanging out even if we didn`t go to the same school. We had such good time.
Then there was the U.S. Navy. Serving together while at Millington TN, you made your home my home. I don`t know how I would made it through it all if not for you. Even though I was not a part of the family at that time you treated me as so. There are somany things I could say,but thanks for all the memories.

Stephen Allen
Brother Inlaw

May 29, 2009

Today is a day for honoring our heros. Shawn was definately a hero even though he may have not thought of himself that way. It has been a long couple of weeks with memorials from Washington D.C., to Albany and Raybrook, NY. It was comforting for our family to be surrounded by so many caring people who truly feel the same loss. So many said it was an honor to be part of the ceremonies, but the honor was ours as well for having caring helpful 'new friends' to help deal with the loss and pain. I miss Shawn so much and so many do, but I know he is still here watching over and protecting us each and every day. Thank you to all who help make each day easier to get through.

Penny Snow
wife

May 25, 2009

Trooper Snow,

It was an honor transporting your family and friends early on in Police Week. May God comfort them and your coworkers during this difficult week. Rest in Peace sir.....

PFC Penman
City of Fairfax PD, VA

May 14, 2009

Trooper Snow, "Rest In Peace". God Bless You and Your Family, I will be riding in the Police Unity Tour with Chapter 1 in Your Honor and Memory.

Sgt. Donna Ehret
NYS Courts

May 7, 2009

Although we worked for a short time together in Governeur, I will always remember those days you helped me...
Rest in Peace My Brother....

Trooper Jack Keller
Fellow Trooper

May 5, 2009

March 19th once a day of joy is this year a day of tears. No more birthdays will we celebrate together. You will remain 47 forever as the rest of us grow old without you. Missing you more than words can say.

April Allen
Sister

March 19, 2009

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