In August 1983, 71-year-old Corporal Samuel 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, he was shot by a subject. He died 10 days later as a result of his injuries.
Corporal Samuel Snyder’s name, along with the names of other fallen heroes, is inscribed on a monument at Patriot Plaza in Towson.
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