Snow has patrolled in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties as a member of Troop E in Orono for the majority of his career. He also served four years on the training staff of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and returned to patrol duties seven years ago. He joined the State Police in 1994 and is the son of retired State Police Lieutenant Gary Snow. Snow is a long time member of the State Police Pipe and Drum Corp and also is on the bomb disposal team. The selection was announced at the annual State Police awards ceremony held Friday, June 15.
A retired detective was also named “Legendary Trooper” during the ceremony. Joseph Zamboni, formerly from Milo, served 22 years with the State Police and retired in 2004. Zamboni was Trooper of the Year in 2001. A year earlier, Zamboni led the State Police investigation into serial killer James Hicks, who killed three women over nineteen years. Zamboni’s work on the case resulted in the recovery of the women’s bodies in Etna and Forkstown Plantation, and life sentences for Hicks.