Assembly Passes Bill to Memorialize Trooper Shawn W. Snow

June 24, 2010

Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) announced passage of legislation in the Assembly to dedicate, and officially name a stretch of State Route 812 in Ogdensburg “Trooper Shawn W. Snow Street.” (A.9733-A)

“This dedication will be a constant reminder to residents and passersby of the character and dedication Trooper Snow showed the community,” Assemblywoman Russell said. “It humbles me as a lawmaker to be able to remember such a remarkable individual. Trooper Snow was a great man and State Trooper whose selfless service won him the respect of all those he encountered. His passing came too soon, but his legacy will live on through all those lives he has touched.”

New York State Troopers PBA Second Vice President Daniel Sisto said: “Trooper Shawn Snow’s ultimate sacrifice was made in the same manner in which he lived his life every day – helping others. Naming a portion of the highway in memory of Trooper Snow is a fitting tribute to not only Shawn, but also his fellow Troopers who continue to patrol this highway and assist the public each and every day.”

The bill has previously passed the Senate and will now be sent to the governor for final approval.

Trooper Snow was born March 19, 1961. He graduated from Hermon-DeKalb High School then served in the Navy from 1979 to 1985, and then in the Coast Guard from 1985 to 1989. Next he attended the New York State Police Academy and upon graduation served with Troops A and K before returning to the North Country in 1990 to serve with Troop B in St. Lawrence County. He is survived by his wife and children.

Please visit Trooper Snow’s “Officer Down” Memorial Page at the Officer Down Memorial Page Web site.