Twenty years ago today,
Groton City Police Department officer William J. Snyder, Sr. died from injuries
he sustained in October 1993 when, as he was directing traffic in a
construction zone, he was struck by a car.
According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, the 44-year-old police officer was working in a zone where the road had been reduced to one lane. An elderly driver either disregarded or did not see Snyder’s signals to stop and struck the 18-year veteran of the GCPD.
Sadly, Officer Snyder never regained consciousness after being injured and passed away on Jan. 16, 1994.
Our thoughts and condolences to his family.