Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza
During a Feb. 11, 2016 interview.
Photo credit: Steve Bloom, The Olympian
– Editor’s Note:
I was fortunate to greet and shake-hands with Sheriff Snaza at the Rainier Round-up Parade the last weekend of August. Thurston County is fortunate to have a sheriff who has garnered such profound wisdom from life’s lessons, which shows on his face, in his countenance, and his demeanor. We’re all enriched by his honesty and openness!
– Lisa Pemberton of The Olympian penned this thoughtful report:
‘It would have been a huge loss for this community had he not survived’
“A year ago, Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza was on life support after a horrific motorcycle crash while he was on vacation in Montana.”
“The sheriff, who was elected in 2010 and again in 2014, said he continues to get stronger, and has emerged from the ordeal with a new mission.
‘I would say I’m more wanting to fight for people being safe,’ Snaza said. ‘More than ever, I see my opportunity of being able to make a difference can change at any moment, and I want to use all of those moments to make a difference.'”
– “Sheriff John Snaza back on the road after near fatal motorcyle (sic) crash”
“Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza nearly lost his life one year ago in a motorcycle crash in Montana while not wearing a helmet. He reflects on the support he has received and the lessons he has learned since the accident.”
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