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

Your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it. These are "American Heroes" who just yesterday were women and men just doing their job!
REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

August 4, 2008

RIP, brother...

Trooper
NYSP

August 4, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Trooper Snow. Rest in peace our brother.

The Patrol Men and Women of
Sylvania Township PD (OH)

August 4, 2008

When God Made Peace Officers
Unknown Author
When the Lord was creating peace officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one"

And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order?" A peace officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform."

He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses and testify in court the next day."

He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands...no way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems." said the Lord, "It's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through the bulge in a pocket before he asks, 'May I see what's in there sir?' (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of the head for his partner's safety. And another pair of eyes here in the front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say. 'You'll be all right ma'am.' When he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."

"I can't" said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident, and feed a family of five on a civil service pay check."

The angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly. "Can it think?" she asked.

"You bet." said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crime scenes; recite Miranda warnings in his sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop...and still keeps its sense of humor."

"This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell; coax a confession from a child abuser; comfort a murder victim's family; and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her fingers across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak." She pronounced. "I told you that you are trying to put to much in this model."
"That's not a leak," said the Lord, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions; for fallen comrades; for commitment to that funny piece of metal called his badge; for justice."
"You're a genius." said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there." he said.
These simple words go out to all the family, friends and all who knew Trooper Snow.
He was doing a job he loved, but a sad way to end his life.
We will be thinking and praying for you in the dark days ahead. Just remember that God's love is all around you and has taken him to a better place.
Canon City, CO

Marilyn Robinson
KWLF internet radio

August 4, 2008

Rest in peace brother.

Lt. Michael C. Macarilla
Vermont State Police

August 4, 2008

On behalf of the 5,200 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Trooper Snow’s family as well as the members of the New York State Police. Trooper Snow was also a proud member of AAST for the last 12 years.

AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

August 4, 2008

Trooper Snow died doing what he loved - helping people! What a sad outcome. Trooper Snow, thank you for your service and dedication.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

August 4, 2008

G-d Speed My Brother

UC
ODPS Inv Unit

August 4, 2008

What a tragedy!. May our Lord watch over your family and friends during this awful time. I pray the our Savior will guide your children as they grow into adulthood. Rest now Trooper, you've earned it. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

August 4, 2008

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Shawn W. Snow. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

August 4, 2008

Our condolences go out to the members of the New York State Police and to the family of Trooper Snow. May God bless you and comfort you during the loss of your loved one.

SGT
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

August 4, 2008

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