The bears, given to "Chi" by a family friend, have the words "love you always" and "always with you" sewn into their feet, according to CNN.
Snyder told KTVI in St. Louis that she cannot look at her son without being reminded of her husband, and about the fact that he is never coming home.
"He's been asking for his daddy a lot, which is hard," Snyder said, crying. "Because I don't know how to respond to him yet."
She said she plans to make sure that their son grows up knowing that his father, a loving husband and devoted dad, was a hero who, if given the chance, would have still responded to the call for help that ultimately led to his death.
“He was a good man and a good police officer. The best,” she said. “And he sacrificed his life for others.
"He made the ultimate sacrifice, and I couldn't be more proud of him," Snyder said.