Correction officer, Army veteran killed in motorcycle crash laid to rest in Goshen

Hundreds of loved ones, colleagues and members of law enforcement were there to pay their respects to David Snell – an officer and Army veteran remembered for his kindness and unwavering dedication to his duty.

News 12 Staff

Sep 22, 2020, 9:22 PM

Updated 1,397 days ago

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A well-known correction officer killed in a motorcycle crash earlier this month was laid to rest Tuesday at Veterans Cemetery in Goshen.
Hundreds of loved ones, colleagues and members of law enforcement were there to pay their respects to David Snell – an officer and Army veteran remembered for his kindness and unwavering dedication to his duty.
The Slate Hill resident worked at the Orange County Correctional Facility for 18 years under Sheriff Carl DuBois. The sheriff called Snell “a source of strength, motivation, inspiration and trust for all who knew him.”
Snell, 62, served in the 82nd Airborne infantry at Fort Bragg, and was buried with full military honors.
He suffered serious injuries in an off-duty motorcycle crash on I-84 in Middletown.
“He will be remembered for his smile and his community involvement. I thought he was going to make it. We're praying for the family," said Brenda Hush, of Warwick.


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