33-year-old Officer Blake Snyder is being remembered by fellow officers, old classmates at Alton High School, and members of community organizations with which he was involved. Snyder was shot and killed as he was exiting his vehicle during an investigation just after 5am Thursday in the Green Park area of St. Louis County.
Snyder was a past member of the Board of Directors for Riverbend Family Ministries. RFM Executive Director Tammy Iskarous tells The Big Z she remembers when Snyder applied to be on the board:
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The BackStoppers organization is now assisting the family of Officer Snyder, who had been with the St. Louis County Police Department for the last four years. Officer Snyder leaves behind a wife and a 2-year-old son. He attended Alton High School and Evangelical School, and was a former summer employee of the Godfrey Park & Recreation Department.