Allman Exclusive: Changing The Perception Of Law Enforcement
ST. LOUIS —
After several years of being treated with less respect and finding themselves targeted more often, law enforcement officers around the country and their families say they are starting to see a change. Since President Donald Trump was elected, officers have felt more welcome and supported by the leadership in Washington.
Elizabeth Snyder, who lost her husband Blake last year when he responded to a call in St. Louis County, says that it's about time. Snyder talked exclusively to The Allman Report from Washington, D.C., where she attended the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service.
There, Officer Blake Snyder and other officers lost in the line of duty were honored at the U.S. Capitol by many, including President Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence.
Snyder says that the past few years have been difficult, with officers not only being exposed to the dangers of police work, but actually being targeted as a wave of anti-police sentiment spread since Ferguson. Snyder says it was a great feeling to see the sitting President actually attend and speak at the event Monday morning, but also see the White House lit up in blue lights later that night in respect for police.
WATCH the Exclusive Interview with Elizabeth Snyder, ONLY on The Allman Report on ABC 30 St. Louis