Bill Text: IL HJR0001 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Designates Illinois Route 100 beginning at the northwest city limits of Godfrey and ending at the southeast city limits as the "Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-10 - Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings [HJR0001 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HJR0001-Introduced.html


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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois General Assembly are
3honored to pay tribute to those who have given their lives to
4protect and serve the citizens of this great nation; and
5 WHEREAS, On October 6, 2016, Officer Blake Snyder, a
6four-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department was
7killed in the line of duty; and
8 WHEREAS, Officer Snyder was a lifelong resident of Madison
9County, living mostly in Godfrey; he graduated from Alton High
10School in 2001, and received degrees from Lewis and Clark
11Community College and Ranken Technical College in St. Louis,
12Missouri; and
13 WHEREAS, Officer Snyder was an active member of his
14community; he served as Creative Director and as a graphic
15designer for the Destiny Church; he served on the Board of
16Directors for Riverbend Family Ministries and spent time
17employed with the Village of Godfrey Parks and Recreation
18Department; and
19 WHEREAS, Officer Snyder joined the St. Louis County Police
20Department in July of 2012, following in the footsteps of his
21father-in-law who had been a member of the Granite City Police;

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2 WHEREAS, Officer Snyder brought with him to the St. Louis
3County Police Department a particular talent for conducting
4Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) arrests; and
5 WHEREAS, A former co-worker said this of Officer Snyder's
6work, "His reports were pristine", and "He could never be beat
7in court, and defense attorneys knew that"; and
8 WHEREAS, On October 6, 2016, Officer Snyder was called to
9action in response to a complaint of disturbing the peace in
10Green Park, Missouri; he was shot and killed by the perpetrator
11of the disturbance; and
12 WHEREAS, Officer Snyder is survived by his wife, Elizabeth
13Snyder; his son, Malachi Snyder; his parents, Richard and Peggy
14Snyder; his brother, Adam Snyder; and his half-brother, Scott
15Harrold; therefore, be it
16 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE ONE
17HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE
18CONCURRING HEREIN, that we designate Illinois Route 100
19beginning at the northwest city limits of Godfrey and ending at
20the southeast city limits as the "Officer Blake Snyder Memorial
21Highway"; and be it further

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1 RESOLVED, That the Illinois Department of Transportation
2is request to erect, at suitable locations consistent with
3State and federal regulations, appropriate plaques or signs
4giving notice of the name of the "Officer Blake Snyder Memorial
5Highway"; and be it further
6 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
7presented to the family of Officer Snyder and the Secretary of
8the Department of Transportation.
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