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Resolution to rename Illinois highway after Officer Snyder passes House

Rodney Davis honors Officer Blake Snyder on House Floor

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) honored the life and service of Officer Blake Snyder on the House floor. Snyder, a Madison County resident and member of the St. Louis County Police Department, was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 6.
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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) honored the life and service of Officer Blake Snyder on the House floor. Snyder, a Madison County resident and member of the St. Louis County Police Department, was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 6.

A resolution to rename a section of Illinois 100 in honor of fallen St. Louis County Officer Blake Snyder passed the Illinois House of Representatives earlier this month.

Snyder was a Godfrey native who graduated from Alton High School in 2001. He was killed in October while responding to a call in south St. Louis. State Rep. Dan Beiser, a Democrat from Alton, introduced the resolution in January.

If the resolution passes the Illinois Senate, the Illinois Department of Transportation will place signs naming the route “Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway.” State Sen. William Haine, a Democrat from Alton, sponsored the resolution in the Senate.

“Throughout the state, it is a tradition to rename roads in honor of police officers and veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Beiser said in a press release from January. “Officer Snyder’s death impacted our entire community and it is only right that we honor his memory and dedication to our community.”

The bill is House Joint Resolution 1.

Students at Maryville Elementary in Granite City, Illinois, honored slain St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, whose nephew attends the school, in a ceremony on Friday.

The TreeHouse Wildlife Center, in Dow, on Sunday released a bald eagle in honor of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder who was shot and killed in the line of duty. Snyder's widow, Elizabeth, who was an intern with the wildlife center, hel

Hundreds turned out Thursday to honor fallen police Officer Blake Snyder, who was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Godfrey, Illinois. Snyder, 33, was shot after responding to a call just after 5 a.m. last Thursday. He had served with t

A former coach and a friend share their memories of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, a 2001 Alton High School graduate, who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, Oct. 6.

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