Funeral services set for slain St. Louis County officer

11 months 1 week 3 days ago Thursday, October 13 2016 Oct 13, 2016 Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:02:46 AM CDT October 13, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) — Funeral services are planned for Thursday for a St. Louis County police officer who was fatally shot.

St. Louis County police say services for Officer Blake Snyder will start at 11 a.m. Thursday at a church in Chesterfield. Afterward a funeral procession will travel to a cemetery in Godfrey, Illinois.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar has said the 33-year-old Snyder was shot point-blank last week after encountering a man accused of causing a disturbance in a normally quiet, middle-class suburban neighborhood in Green Park. Snyder was married and the father of a 2-year-old boy.

Prosecutors have charged 18-year-old Trenton Forster in the killing. Forster was wounded by another officer before he was taken into custody. Forster and the officer who shot him are white, as was Snyder.

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