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Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial adds Officer Blake Snyder

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.

St. Louis County Police officer Blake Snyder, who was killed in the line of duty, was added to the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial on Saturday.

The 33-year-old was shot while responding to a disturbance call in October. He served the St. Louis County Police Department for four years.

Snyder grew up in Godfrey and was a 2001 graduate of Alton High School. He is buried in Godfrey’s Valahalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

A memorial bench for Snyder sits at Maryville Elementary School in Granite City, where his nephew is a student.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth and son Malachi.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens spoke during Saturday’s memorial service at the State Capitol about the influence the fallen officers had on others.

“These men and women leave an indelible and lasting impact on our world and the people they come in contact with,” Greitens said. “Their selflessness, their bravery, their integrity, should not only inspire us, but it should give us hope.”

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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