As the funeral procession for slain officer Blake Snyder works its way through portions of Alton and Godfrey on Thursday, you are being invited to line the highway in support of his family. Snyder, who was killed in the line of duty last Thursday, will be laid to rest at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
Alton Police Records Clerk Martha Roberts tells The Big Z this grew from the initial plan to line the highway from Clifton Terrace Road to the cemetery on Thursday afternoon as the funeral procession passes by.
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An exact time is still to be determined but could be anytime between Noon and 2pm. Snyder is a Riverbend native and a 2001 graduate of Alton High School.