More than $100,000 pours in for family of fallen officer
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An organization that provides financial assistance to families of fallen St. Louis-area police officers has received more than $100,000 in donations since the death of St. Louis County officer Blake Snyder.
Snyder died in the line of duty Oct. 6. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the money raised so far by BackStoppers Inc. is the most it has ever raised in such a short time.
The organization has not calculated how much of the money raised in the past few days is earmarked by donors specifically for Snyder's widow and their 2-year-old son.
Snyder was fatally shot while answering a disturbance call Oct. 6. A second officer shot the suspect, 18-year-old Trenton Forster, who remains hospitalized. He has been charged with first-degree murder.