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Godfrey Remembers Slain Officer

St. Louis County Police Officer and Illinois native Blake Snyder is being remembered my many who knew him as a kind person who was always willing to lend a hand. The 33-year-old was shot and killed by an 18-year-old suspect a year ago Friday in the Green Park area of the St. Louis County. Snyder, who is originally from Godfrey, Illinois was at one time a member of the Board of Directors for Riverbend Family Ministries and a summer employee of the Godfrey Park & Recreation Department. Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick says Snyder was a part of the Village of Godfrey family.

Snyder had been with the St. Louis County Police Department for four years and left behind a wife and a son who is now 3-years-old. He attended Alton High School and Evangelical School.

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