Funeral services set for slain St. Louis County officer

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) _ Funeral services are planned for this week for a St. Louis County police officer who was fatally shot.

St. Louis County police say services for Officer Blake Snyder will start at 11 a.m. Thursday at a church in Chesterfield. Afterward a funeral procession will travel to a cemetery in Godfrey, Illinois.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar has sad the 33-year-old Snyder was shot point-blank last week after encountering a man accused of causing a disturbance in a normally quiet, middle-class suburban neighborhood in Green Park. Snyder was married and the father of a 2-year-old boy.

Prosecutors have charged 18-year-old Trenton Forster in the killing. Forster was wounded by another officer before he was taken into custody. Forster and the officer who shot him are white, as was Snyder.


Wednesday, October 12th
Kutis Funeral Home in Affton
Community Welcome from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Funeral Services:

Thursday, October 13th
11 a.m.
St. Louis Family Church in Chesterfield


Vallhalla Memorial Park
Godfrey, Illinois