Family, friends remember Atlantic Beach Fire Chief as “true public servant”

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Family and friends are remembering Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder as a “true public servant.”

On a press release, the Carteret County said they “lost a dedicated servant on Monday.”

Chief Snyder, a member of the Atlantic Beach Fire Department for twenty years, died as a result of a skiing accident in Virginia.

He was working fifteen years of those as Chief.

Snyder was also a United States Marine Corps veteran where he served as a Rescue Swimmer.

“Adam was the epitome of a true public servant,” stated Mark Mansfield, Chairman of the Carteret County Board of Commissioners. He dedicated his life – both while in the Marine Corps and during his time with the Atlantic Beach Fire Department, to helping and serving others. During and following Hurricane Florence this past fall, Adam showed his public servitude by assisting other municipalities and the County in our efforts to help those affected by the storm.  On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, we express our sincerest condolences to Chief Snyder’s family. He was a great man and will be truly missed.”

Snyder’s family and wife sent a statement saying they are saying goodbye to a very special person in their lives.

“Adam was a wonderful and loving, husband, father, brother, son, friend, mentor and a dedicated, lifelong public servant,” said the release.

Snyder loved being a firefighter paramedic.

“Adam left us physically today, but as he left he performed one final act of selfless service,” stated the release. Adam was an organ donor. Today he donated the ultimate gift, giving of himself so that others may live. There is no greater act of nobility and love that one can give than to serve and save another. He truly was a lifelong public servant.”

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