Fallen Officer’s Widow Honors His Memory
A fallen officer’s widow says a heartfelt thank you to all the people who have supported her in her time of need. Elizabeth Snyder lost her loving husband, officer Blake Snyder, when he responded to reports of a disturbance and was shot at point blank range.
The 33-year-old officer was a devoted father to their 2-year-old son, Malachi. Elizabeth tearfully shared how proud she was of her husband, and how committed he was to protecting and serving their community.
“He’s been asking for his daddy, which is hard”
Heavy hearts today as we mourn alongside @stlcountypd for our fallen brother. On behalf of the entire @SLMPD, you are all in our prayers.
— Chief Sam Dotson (@ChiefSLMPD) October 6, 2016
“I am deeply proud of my husband,” Elizabeth shared, “He is a hero, a true hero. His son will grow up knowing that. If he had the choice to go back and do this again, he would. He would make the same choice. Because that’s how much he cared–to protect and serve. So selfless. He made the ultimate sacrifice, and I couldn’t be more proud.”
On Facebook, she shared her gratitude:
Today I am thankful for, above all else, Blake and Malachi. My life was forever changed the day I started dating Blake Curtis. His love, kindness, generosity, and overall goofy personality won me over before I knew it. The last 6 years of my life spent with him showed me just how deep love can be and just how fast it can be taken away. The moment Blake saw Malachi for the first time will always be a memory I will cherish and hold on to. He wasn’t perfect, (no one is), but he WAS a perfect father. He loved Chi with every fiber of his being and wanted the world for him. These two boys mean everything to me, and I’m thankful I have a bit of Blake still here with me. I am also thankful for every person who has generously helped support Chi and I. I’m not sure where we would be without you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I pray you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!❤️❤️❤️
And her support for our men and women in blue:
These men and women in blue have spouses, children, FAMILIES. My eyes fill with tears for those who give everything to keep us safe and happy. There is so much hatred and cruelty in this sad sad world and I truly wish I could make it disappear. They EXIST for us. They do what they do FOR US. To be a law enforcement officer is to be selfless and loyal. If you cannot see that, then I am sad for you. To my family in blue, just know this: God has a special place and a special reward just for you. He loves you and walks every step with you. Blessed are the Peacemakers!
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