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Police Wives' Association supports Officer Snyder's family

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St. Louis Police Wives' Association helps the late officer Blake Snyder's family (Credit: KMOV). St. Louis Police Wives' Association helps the late officer Blake Snyder's family (Credit: KMOV).

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - During the second week of October, local law enforcement is preparing to bury one of their own, officer Blake Snyder.

On October 10, the wife of a St. Louis City police officer is speaking out. Kelli Lowe knows firsthand the importance of the community's support in a time of need.
 
"These are realities that we live with on a day to day basis, you could get that phone call, I got that phone call," said Kelli Lowe, President of the St. Louis
Police Wives' Association.
 
Lowe's husband was ambushed in the Central West End in the summer of 2015. Sergeant Charles Lowe was sitting in his car on secondary patrol, when four guys walked up and shot him.
 
"You never will get past that, not really. You'll have to learn to live with it but it's not what they signed up for," said Lowe.
 
A bullet proof vest saved Sgt. Lowe's life, but it wasn't enough for officer Blake Snyder.
 
"My situation was totally different. My husband is at home and he's back at work, but her husband did not come home," said Lowe.
 
Snyder's tragic death is difficult for so many people.
 
"Every cop has answered that same call dozens and dozens of times. It's really easy for your thoughts to turn to, it could have been me. This is no different than hundreds of disturbance calls I've handled," said Jeff Roorda, business manager for the Police Officers Association.
 
Lowe said when you see a first responder, "Just be kind, be understanding, be human, remember that a part of their day could be losing their life to keep you safe."
 
If you would like to donate to the St. Louis Police Wives' Association, click here
 
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