Affton lawmakers sponsor legislation renaming part of Gravois Road
Jefferson City – The Missouri General Assembly has given final approval to legislation naming a portion of Gravois Road in honor of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, who was fatally shot while responding to a disturbance call in Green Park on Oct. 6, 2016.
State Rep. Doug Beck (D-Affton), a member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562, sponsored the legislation (House Bill 2330) honoring Officer Snyder. The measure passed in the House on a 145-0 vote.
State Sen. Scott Sifton (D-Affton) handled the bill in the Senate, which sent it to the governor’s desk on a 31-0 vote.
“Officer Snyder’s sacrifice in the line of duty deserves to be honored and remembered,” Beck said. “The Snyder family and his fellow police officers played pivotal roles in bringing this bill from idea to final passage.”
HB 2330 will name the portion of Gravois Road between Mackenzie Road and Tesson Ferry Road in south St. Louis County as the Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway.
Snyder, a four-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department, was 33 years old at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and a young son.