Note: All monetary donations that you wish to go directly to the family of Officer Snyder should be directed to either The BackStoppers Inc. or the St. Louis County Police Welfare Association and marked with “P.O. Blake Snyder" or “In honor of P.O. Blake Snyder.”

ST. LOUIS - Communities all over the St. Louis area are in mourning following the death of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder.

Several St. Louis establishments are hosting fundraisers and raising money to help Officer Snyder’s family; you can a list of events at the bottom of this story.

The BackStoppers Inc. is also assisting the family of Officer Snyder after he was killed in the line of duty on October 6, 2016. Officer Snyder, 33, served the St. Louis County Police Department for four years and leaves behind a wife and a 2-year-old son.

Within hours of the death of an officer or firefighter, The BackStoppers Inc. gives the family a check for $5,000 to be used in whatever way they need. Representatives meet with the surviving family within a few weeks to help with their other obligations, give support, and eliminates the family’s debt.

You can help Officer Snyder’s family, and the families of our other fallen heroes, by donating to The BackStoppers Inc. by clicking here.

You can also help by sending donations to the following address:

The BackStoppers, Inc.
PO Box 795168
Saint Louis, MO 63179-0700

Fundraising and community events:

  • Sara Markivee has been creating bows to help support Officer Snyder and other officers hurt in the line of duty. 100% of proceeds are donated to BackStoppers.
  • Joey B’s Food and Drink, located at 189 Concord Plaza, will donate 15% of sales to the family of Officer Snyder beginning at 5 p.m. on October 19.
  • Local restaurants in the area will be participating in a 'Dine-out' night for Officer Blake Snyder Nov. 1.

The St. Louis County Police Department has provided the an interactive map to show the businesses holding events to support Officer Snyder's family.

Know of an event not on our list? Post it to our Facebook wall, or send the information to newstips@ksdk.com.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Snyder and the St. Louis County Police Department.

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