ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — October 6, 2016.

It's a day many in our area, especially those with the St. Louis County Police Department, will never forget. 

Early that Thursday morning, Officer Blake Snyder responded to a call in Green Park, Missouri. Almost as soon as he arrived on the scene, then-18-year-old Trenton Forster opened fire, fatally shooting the 33-year-old officer.

Snyder was a 4-year veteran of the police force who was survived by a young son named Malachi and his wife Elizabeth.

In the months following the deadly shooting, family, friends and community members came together to honor Snyder and support his family.

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In 2019, Trenton Forster was found guilty of first-degree murder after a five-day trial in St. Louis County. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

“Thank you, God!" Snyder’s widow posted on Facebook after the verdict. "Now I can return home and squeeze my little munchkin and tell him one day how justice was served.”

Snyder's widow continues to cope with the grief and started a Facebook page called "A Warrior's Widow" to help others going through similar struggles. Click here to view 'A Warrior's Widow' Facebook page.

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Blake Snyder may be gone, but the person he was and his service to his community will never be forgotten.