Elizabeth Snyder thanks community, shares thoughts on recent officer shootings

Elizabeth Snyder posted a Facebook video Thursday night (Credit: Elizabeth Snyder / Facebook)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The widow of slain St. Louis County officer Blake Snyder posted a Facebook video Thursday night thanking the community.

During a live Facebook video, Elizabeth Snyder thanked community members for their outpouring of support. She said she has received numerous gifts, including a handmade wood sign with the hymn that her brother wrote and read at Ofc. Snyder’s funeral.

Besides thanking the community for their support, Snyder said she has been asked by a lot of people about how she feels regarding the recent officer shootings across the country.

“I am so sad every time I hear something on the news or someone texts me about the latest shooting of an officer, which I think the latest one, for me knowing about, was the Tacoma one that passed away” she said. “It just makes me cry every time because they, officers, are being targeted, and they were being targeted before this all happened, but it’s just, I feel like strengthened a little bit in the last couple months.”

Snyder continued and mentioned that it is hard for her to see other families going through what she has since her husband was killed on duty, but communities are coming together to show their support of law enforcement. She also suggested people thank members of law enforcement by giving them an encouraging word or a hug.

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