ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - If you dine out Tuesday night, chances are we you will be helping the family of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder who was killed in the line of duty last month.
More than 200 hundred restaurants are donating a percentage of their sales today to the Snyder family.
Krieger' s here at Highway 141 and Big Bend is donating 25 percent of sale today. The Ballwin woman who organized this event also held a dine out event for wounded. Ballwin Police Office Mike Flamion. This event originally set to raise money for the family Officer Snyder but his widow has requested that the money go to help all county police officers injured or killed on the job.
33-year-old Officer Blake Snyder was killed October 6Th while responding to a disturbance call in Affton. An 18-year-old suspect has been arrested in the crime. The fundraising event was organized by Katie Zaitz-Fink has made it her mission to support injured and fallen officers in the St. Louis area. She says the response from the St. Louis area have been overwhelmingly heartwarming.
She says restaurants from as far away as Farmington and Union and in the Metro East are taking part. She has asked restaurants to donate at least ten percent of total sales; many are giving much more, at least four restaurants are donating one hundred percent of their sales
The goal from food sales, raffles and silent auction items is $150,000 with the money going to the St. Louis County Police Welfare Association, which will assist the families of all county police officers who have been injured or killed
Krieger's Sports Grill here in Twin Oaks will be open until last call at 1 am. They are expecting a big crowd for the fundraiser and to watch the World Series and the Blues game.