Malachi Snyder, the son of fallen officer Blake Snyder, received an early Christmas gift from a family friend this week.

Elizabeth Snyder posted the photo to Facebook Tuesday, showing Malachi with the bears.

She has said she is grateful for the support the community has given her since Blake was killed October. On Tuesday, dine-out organizers announced that the more than 200 restaurants raised $175,000.

St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder was shot and killed while responding to a call in south St. Louis county earlier this month.

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