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Last Updated: 2009-08-20

Patrolman William S. Snead
End of Watch: Friday, February 5, 1937

Patrolman William F. Snead

Biographical information


Not available

Tour of Duty:

17 years

Badge number:

Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death:


Date of Incident:

Friday, February 5, 1937

Weapon Used:

Gun; Unknown type

Suspect Info:

Never identified


Patrolman Snead was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a burglar on Broad Street. He had just completed his shift and was walking along the street when he encountered a man breaking into a jewelry store. He was shot as he attempted to take action. The suspect was later apprehended by other officers.

Patrolman Snead had been with the agency for 17 years.

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