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Blake Snyder

October 6, 2016

Officer Blake Snyder, age 33, was shot on October 6, 2016 at approximately 5:04 AM, after responding to a domestic disturbance in the 10700 block of Arno Drive.  As Officer Snyder arrived, he encountered a suspect walking from a house and getting into a vehicle.  The suspect was asked to show his hands, however, he produced a pistol and opened fire, shooting Officer Snyder at point blank range.  A backup officer arrived just as the suspect fired his weapon.  Upon seeing the incident, the second officer shot the suspect several times, critically injuring him.

 

Officer Snyder was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital for emergency treatment, however, at 7:10 AM Officer Snyder became the tenth St. Louis County Police Officer to give their life in the line of duty.

 

The suspect was treated at the hospital and released to police custody. 


He was charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.  He is currently awaiting trial.

 

Officer Snyder was born on November 7, 1982.  He was a four year veteran of the Department. During his career, he served in the Division of Patrol, Affton Southwest Precinct. He received numerous awards, commendations and many letters of thanks from citizens he served.

Officer Blake Snyder was born on November 7, 1982. He was a four year veteran of the Department. During his career, he served in the Division of Patrol. He received several letters of commendation and appreciation from the Department and the citizens he served.




Officer Blake Snyder, age 3, was shot on October 31, 2000 at approximately 1:47 PM, after responding to a disturbance in the 1900 block of Chambers Road. As officers began to search the residence, Sergeant Weinhold took the lead position and was ambushed by a subject firing a shotgun. Sergeant Weinhold returned fire and was pulled from the residence by his fellow officers. 

Sergeant Weinhold was taken to DePaul Hospital for emergency treatment, however at 2:39 PM, Sergeant Weinhold became the ninth St. Louis County Police Officer to give his life in the line of duty. 

The suspect remained barricaded in the residence until his surrender to officers from this Department's Tactical Operations Unit. He was charged with First Degree Murder, but was ruled to be mentally incompetent to stand trial and is currently institutionalized. 

Sergeant Weinhold was born on January 23, 1956. He was a thirteen year veteran of the Department. During his career, he served in the Division of Patrol, Division of Criminal Investigation and Division of Operational Support. He received several letters of commendation and appreciation from the Department and the citizens he served.



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