Church family mourns the loss of Officer Blake Snyder

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Officer Blake Snyder was a member of Destiny Church in West County. He was a member for about 10 years, according to the church's Pastor Jim Stern.

Pastor Stern said Snyder was a leader, mentored teens and was also an employee for some time.

“Blake was the guy that everyone wanted to work with. He was the guy that everyone trusted. He was the guy that always delivered,” said Pastor Stern.

Members are still finding it hard to come to grips with the fact that officer Snyder is dead. Pastor Stern said they are sad, and their main focus is praying for Snyder’s family.

“Everyone tries to wrap their heads around why and how, and all those types of things. A lot of those questions, there's just no easy answers. There's not a simple answer, but what we can be confident in is that God is in the middle of the situation. He's bringing comfort, and he's bringing peace. He's getting everybody in this family to the other side of this tragedy,” said Pastor Stern.

Funeral arrangements are still underway. News 4 will keep you posted.

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