Help Weber Tactical Support the Family of Slain Officer Blake Snyder

This has been a tough year for those of us in law enforcement. Despite the storm of criticism we continue to suit and up go to work. We are regularly reminded that going to work may ask of us to make the ultimate sacrifice. This fact landed on our door step with the recent loss of St. Louis County Office, Blake Snyder, badge number 4153. He was shot to death in the line of duty October 6th 2016 – Gone but not forgotten.

Officer Snyder is survived by his wife and young child. Needless to say they need our help during this trying time. We have 2 ways for you to do so.

  1. Donate to Backstoppers – The BackStoppers’ assistance is immediate and ongoing. Within hours of the death of a police officer, firefighter, publicly-funded paramedic or EMT, his or her family receives a check for $5,000 from The BackStoppers with assurance of further help. Click the image below or DONATE HERE
  2. We have created 2 commemorative holsters. 50% of your purchase will go directly to the family of Officer Snyder. Click the images below for the IWB or OWB options.

57f66d8dabd92-image“I stand before you here today with the realization that we live in perilous times, and you all know what I mean. It would be easy to despair and succumb to fear. I have never been more confident in our righteous cause. Let me tell you why. Love is why. That is the answer. As long as there are those who are willing to sacrifice the most precious gift of life for others. I promise you we will prevail, and good will overcome.

When Blake told me he wanted to become a policeman, I told him what my old-school cop father told me. You go into anything else first. You try everything else. Especially try being a Fireman. If you find your soul still drawn to the job, then you go and do it. And don’t hold anything back because you will know that you have found your calling. It was for this reason that I was hard on him.

I knew it. I knew the pain and tragedy he would see. I know the toxic environment he would immerse himself in every day. I knew in the depths men go to to hurt each other. A new strength would have to bring peace where there was no peace. Because that is what we do. I knew he would have to do it while be an outstanding father and husband.

Buddy, Blake, while I wept over you in the hospital room, I was struck with the sensation of unbearable loss accompanied by unbelievable pride. So allow me now, brother, to make you proud. I will live on and realize your dreams. I will be your arms, holding up Elizabeth. I will be your hands, in guiding your son to become an honorable man. That is my promise.

Today, in the presence of God, and all those you know, I tell you this: You are a better man than I, brother. You are a better man than me.”

Blake Snyder Eulogy – written and presented by brother-in-law Justin Sparks