The Wood River Police Association hosted their 11th annual trivia fundraiser event which benefits many organizations, schools, community events and families. This year’s event, they played a 50/50 type game to raise money for Officer Blake Snyder.
Wood River Dispatcher and Police Association President, Rick Militello said that the Snyder family asked them to donate the money to a charity of their choice. Militello and the other officers knew that Riverbend Family Ministries would be the perfect fit because it meant so much to Snyder.
“We knew donating the money to Riverbend Family Ministries was the perfect fit because he served on the board and felt very passionate about the work they do for the community,” Militello said. “Since they also help protect the same community we protect, we’re confident that the money will go towards a good cause.”
The Wood River Police Association is an organization of active and retired employees of the Wood River, Illinois Police Department, founded in 2002. Our Association is comprised of regular members who are employed by the City of Wood River Police Department in the positions of sworn police officer, police (911) telecommunicator, police records clerk, police cadet, secretary or any other position which falls under the chain of command of the Police Chief, and such persons who have duly retired or pensioned from such employment and have a membership in good standing at the time of their retirement.