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Injured Longview police officer appeals termination

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Officer Leigh Ann Snyder has appealed her termination from the Longview Police Department.

On December 11, 2011, Officer Snyder and a civilian passenger were responding to a burglary alarm when they were hit, head on, by a drunk driver. Snyder's injuries were the worst.

According to Longview city policy, employees must be let go if they miss 12 months of full-time work in a two year period.

According to city spokesman Shawn Hara, Snyder filed the appeal with the city's human resources department Monday afternoon at 5pm. The city's appeal committee, which consists of three city employees will meet within the next 30 working days. The committee will hear from both Snyder and the police department. The committee will then make a recommendation that will go to the city manager. The city manager will then have 10 working days to consider the recommendation, then he will make decision. His decision is final.

Hara said the appeals committee is a standing committee, and members rotate every two years. The members are picked by the HR director. They include one executive level employee, one supervisory level employee, and one employee from anywhere from the city's organization.

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