Crime, Police/Fire

Police in Baltimore County remember fallen hero

Sam SnyderOn Wednesday, police officers in Baltimore Country will wear a mourning band on their badges in memory of Corporal Sam Snyder.

In August 1983, 71-year-old Corporal Sam Snyder, a 30-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, responded to the Bel-Loc Diner in the 1700 block of East Joppa Road, 21234, to assist other officers with a call for service.

While he was at the scene, Corporal Snyder was shot.

He died 10 days later as a result of his injuries.

Corporal Sam Synder’s name, along with other fallen heroes, is inscribed on a monument at Patriot Plaza in Towson.

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