AFFTON, MO (KTVI) - Official goodbyes start later Wednesday for a St. Louis County police officer who was killed in the line of duty.
The visitation for Officer Blake Snyder from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Kutis Funeral Home in Affton. Members from law enforcement as well as anyone from the general public can attend.
Snyder was shot and killed Thursday, October 6th while responding to a disturbance call in the Green Park neighborhood in South County. Multiple vigils have been held for Snyder including one Monday night at Alton High School where he graduated back in 2001. Candles were lit, balloons were let go, pictures were shown and tears were shed.
Many people gathered at Affton High School to remember and honor Snyder the evening he was killed. Among the people at that gathering was St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. In an interview with FOX 2's Jasmine Huda, Belmar promised strong support for Snyder`s widow and two-year-old son.
Snyder was just 33-years-old when he was killed.
Belmar says he`s met with Snyder`s family twice since the tragedy and calls Snyder a hero.
The funeral service for Officer Snyder will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at the St. Louis Family Church in Chesterfield. After the service, Snyder will be laid to rest at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
Wednesday, October 12th
Kutis Funeral Home in Affton
Community Welcome from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, October 13th
St. Louis Family Church in Chesterfield
Vallhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey