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Today, Baltimore Country Police Officers are wearing 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, he was shot by a subject. 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.

Photograph of Corporal Sam Snyder earlier in his law enforcement career

Today, Baltimore County Police officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges in honor of a fallen hero.

On February 7, 2000, Sgt. Bruce Prothero was shot and killed during an armed robbery at a Pikesville jewelry store. He was a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Sgt. Prothero was married and the father of five children.

Original release (November  14, 2016  6 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On November 5, 1986, Officer Robert Zimmerman stopped on Edmonson Avenue to conduct a business check. As he was crossing the street, he was struck by two vehicles and critically injured. He was transported to Shock Trauma where he died nine days later from his injuries.

The 46-year-old officer had been with the Baltimore County Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Western Traffic Unit. During his career, he received five departmental citations and had once been named officer of the year by the Catonsville Optimist Club.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017