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.