Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Howard James Snider

Ames Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Reflections for Sergeant Howard James Snider

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

October 13, 2022

I'm not the least bit surprised that he died doing what heros do, trying to help someone in need. God bless his and rest his soul. My thoughts and prayers are with his family that heleaves behind.

Shawn Palmer Senior Inspector Retired
United States Marshals Service

June 19, 2020

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

June 18, 2020

Hard to believe it's been over 6 years. You were and still are an amazing inspiration to me and many others. Your teachings and humor are daily reminders of your talent and service.

Deputy Chief Darin VanRyswyk
Iowa State University Police

December 27, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

5 years have gone by too fast Sarge. I miss you everyday. I'll never forget the lessons you taught me.

Ames PD

June 18, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

June 17, 2017

Sgt. Snider,
Sir, as a fellow forme Marine/LEO on today the 3rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow former Marine/LEO

United States Border Patrol

June 17, 2016

Howard, not a day goes by I don't think about you and all the things I've learned from you...from serious things like "keep your head on a swivel", to the more Howard-ish ideas you had like turning toilet seats into wind chimes!

You could always make me laugh and I miss that very much. You were not only my co-worker and friend, but my hero and mentor.

"I love the person I've become, because I fought to become her"...Kaci Diane

Nichole Coffman
Former Dispatcher, Ames Police Dept.
Secretary, Iowa DCI

April 18, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

We are a better people today because you walked among us yesterday Sergeant Snider .
Thank you for your service to your community and our country.
Your Heroism will never be forgotten.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 30, 2015

Howard was a great friend and one of the best officers I have ever known. I am glad to finally see his memorial on ODMP. Howard mentored me in the mid 1990's in the Ames Police Explorer Program. He always took the time to share his knowledge and law enforcement "style" with us Explorers. I seen him always treat everyone with respect, fairness and professionalism.We had a lot of fun laughing, joking with stints of seriousness during explorer training and ride a longs.

He passed on a lot of skills and his style still lives on, because there are many things I do today in my job, that I can attribute to him 20 years later. I would not be the Deputy I am today without his time and belief of mentoring the next generation of Cops.

Deputy J. Hunter
Marshall County Sheriff's Office

May 8, 2015

Sgt. Snider,
Sir, it has taken almost 3 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ames. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 12, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 31, 2015

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