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Longview officer's termination upheld

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After 7 years on a job she loves  former Officer Leigh Ann Snyder got word the city will not overturn her termination.
   She got the letter from the city manager Wednesday.
   "I was devastated, and heart broken. I feel hopeless." - Snyder
 Snyder was responding to a call in December 2011, when a suspected drunk driver ran into her.
   Her injuries prevented her from returning to full time duty in the year allowed by city policy.
         Snyder appealed her termination to a city committee but it upheld the termination.
     The city of Longview released this statement.
   "City Manager David Willard reviewed the materials related to Mrs. Snyder's appeal hearing. Mr. Willard decided to accept the recommendation of the grievance panel to uphold the termination as consistent with City of Longview policy. The City Manger's decision is final"
Snyder was very upset after reading the letter.
   "This was my whole life, my identity, and now I feel crushed" - Snyder
   "Snyder says being an officer is all she's known but she isn't ready to give up just yet" - Kevin Boyce
   "My attorneys and I will exhaust everything"      

   The city is providing Snyder some disability benefits and she can reapply for her job once she's fully healed.
    But as of now she doesn't know what her next step will be .
    In Union Grove, Upshur County, I'm Kevin Boyce KYTX CBS 19 News.

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