HERMISTON, Oregon-- Firefighters and police officers in Hermiston met on Saturday to honor a long-time firefighter who died at the age of 82.
Harold Snyder, who had been with the Hermiston Fire Department and District 12-A for over 50 years died of natural causes.
Friends of Harold say he meant a lot to the fire crews and served as a mentor to many of the firefighters.
"It's a nice showing for Harold, he's meant so much to the Oregon Fire service in Hermiston and District 12-A training in particular," says Hermiston Fire Department Assistant Chief Scott Stanton. "It's nice to see such a nice showing. He mentored so many over the years, 51 years in Hermiston and 35-plus in 12-A. He just mentored so many people."
Following today's funeral, fire crews held a fire truck procession to the cemetary. Close to a dozen fire trucks took part.