Hundreds gathered last night for a fallen St. Louis County Police officer.
Snyder was shot point blank last Thursday, Oct. 6, while responding to a disturbance call near Affton. The 33-year-old had served four years on the force and leaves behind a wife and two-year-old.
Services are set for Wednesday, Oct. 12, and Thursday, Oct. 13, with a visitation set for Wednesday evening.
A visitation will be held for Officer Blake Synder on Wednesday from four in the afternoon until nine in the evening at Kutis Funeral Home in Affton.
The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. at the St. Louis Family Church, 17458 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield.
Immediately after, the funeral procession will enter Highway 40 East. Highway 40 East will be taken to Highway 270 North and then to Highway 367 North towards Alton, Ill. The procession will continue to Route 100 (River Road) to Clifton Terrace Road and turn right onto Clifton Terrace Road. It will be taken to Illinois Route 3, which will lead to Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, 2308 West Delmar Avenue in Godfrey, Ill.
Shooter still in hospital
The 18-year-old charged with shooting Snyder is still hospitalized recovering from several gunshot wounds … County prosecutor Bob McCollogh tells us he’s expected to be released to authorities in the near future.
Trenton Forster is held on $1 million bail. Forster is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Dine out event set for Nov. 1
Meanwhile, organizers are joining the Big Chief Roadhouse in Wildwood in planning a Nov. 1 dine-out to benefit Snyder’s family. Organizers have at least 20 restaurants on board to join the event already and are hoping to have at least 50 restaurants participating by Nov. 1.
Big Chief Roadhouse owners will donate 100 percent of their profits from the November first event to Officer Snyder’s family. Other restaurants signed up to participate and donate to Snyder’s family include:
- Bellacino’s – 4260 Hampton Ave.
- Big Bear – Wildwood
- Big Chief Roadhouse – Wildwood
- Chick-Fil-A – Sunset Plaza
- Crushed Red – Clayton
- Crushed Red – Creve Coeur
- Crushed Red – Kirkwood
- Firehouse – Oakville
- Firehouse – Tesson Ferry
- Fortel’s – Affton
- Joe Boccardi’s
- Las Fuentes #3 – Affton
- Ruma’s Deli – South County
- Ruma’s Deli – Imperial
- Scarecrow – Chesterfield
- Shady Jack Saloon – St. Louis
- Sharpshooters – Affton
- Weber’s 8713 Grill and Tap – Affton