Dining out for Officer Snyder raises $175K

CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Support continues to pour in for fallen St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder.

More than 200 area restaurants participated in the one-day dine out event recently, donating anywhere from 10 to 100 percent of their proceeds.

Wednesday the organizer presented a $175,000 check to the St. Louis County Police Department Welfare Association, which will then give it to Officer Snyder’s wife and son.

Organizer Katie Zaitz-Finch also held a dine out fundraiser for injured Ballwin Police Officer Mike Flamion.

Thirty restaurants participated and raised $60,000.