The area continues to remember fallen St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder.
Snyder’s son, Malachi, recently received a special gift, according to a Facebook post by Snyder’s widow, Elizabeth. The young boy received two teddy bears, which were made out of his father’s police uniform.
A dine-out event held Nov. 1 in Snyder’s honor raised more than $175,000, according to KSDK. More than 200 restaurants from around the region participated in the event. All of the proceeds from the event went to Backstoppers, a group that provides assistance to the spouses and children of severely injured first responders and those killed in the line of duty.
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Earlier this week, students from the Mehlville School District donated more than $12,000 to Backstoppers in Snyder’s name.
Snyder, a Godfrey native who graduated from Alton High School, was shot and killed on Oct. 6 while responding to a call in south St. Louis County. Trenton Foster, 18, of St. Louis, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Snyder’s death.
To contribute in Snyder’s name, visit the Backstoppers website.