“Law enforcement officers place themselves in harm’s way to protect others on a daily basis. Sadly, there are times when those officers make the ultimate sacrifice,” Gov. Nixon said. “The lowered flags will remind all of us of the courage and sacrifice of Officer Snyder, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fellow officers.”
Under Gov. Nixon’s order, U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in St. Louis County will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Oct. 13, 2016, the day the funeral services for Officer Snyder will take place.