Widow of Blake Snyder takes to Facebook to thank community for support

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Amid unimaginable grief, the widow of slain Saint Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder took to Facebook to share her gratitude for the outpouring of support in the last 10 days.

Although Elizabeth Snyder still endures immense pain, their son Malachi has helped her push through the heartache and traumatic loss.

“He is my peace and my anchor through this devastating storm,” she said.

Elizabeth said she’s eternally grateful for all of comfort she has received from the St. Louis community and across the nation as well, adding her son will always know how much the community adored her husband and cared for their family in this trying time.

Officer Snyder and his partner were responding to a disturbance call in the early morning hours on October 6 at a home in the 10700 block of Arno Drive in Green Park. The accused shooter, Trent Forster, was seated inside a car parked outside the residence when Snyder and the other officer approached. Forster allegedly shot Snyder when the officer asked to see his hands. Snyder’s partner returned fire, hitting Forster several times. Forster was hospitalized and has since been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Blake Snyder was laid to rest Thursday, October 13 following a service at St. Louis Family Church in Chesterfield.

The BackStoppers organization is continuing to raise money across the region for Officer Snyder’s family.

On Friday, the West County Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and the St. Louis County Police Welfare Association hosted its annual Mouse Races fundraiser and presented Elizabeth with a check for $12,000, as well as a Power Wheels vehicle and other gifts for Malachi.

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