The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of a St. Louis County Police Officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty on October 6, 2016 while responding to a call. A suspect opened fire on the officer upon his arrival on the scene.
The 33-year old officer served with the St. Louis County Police Department for 4 years and leaves behind his family. The family, friends, and co-workers of the fallen officer are in our thoughts and prayers during this immeasurably difficult time.
When a line of duty death occurs, The BackStoppers steps in with immediate assistance that is then ongoing. After immediately providing $5,000 to the family to be used in whatever way they need, we meet with the family of the fallen, eliminate their debt, and arrange to provide ongoing support for expenses such as health care, tuition, and more. The BackStoppers is always there. We’re able to offer life-long assistance to the families of the fallen because of the generous support of members and donors. Please help us help the family of the St. Louis County Police Officer who lost his life in the line of duty today, and donate or join online or at the address below.
The BackStoppers, Inc.
PO Box 795168
Saint Louis, MO 63179-0700
We are now assisting 80 families with 66 dependent children and have assisted a total of 159 families since 1959. Join us in our cause of alleviating the burdens of those affected by tragedy.
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On a hot Saturday in early September, 5-year old Griffin put on his police officer uniform, loaded up his patrol car, and set out for Frontier Park with 2-year old brother, Levi. Together the boys spent the day selling ice cream to raise funds for BackStoppers. Their hard work paid off. By the end of the day, they had raised a total $401.oo for the families of fallen heroes!
Griffin and Levi visited our office to present Executive Director Chief Ron Battelle and St. Charles Police Chief Randy McKindley with their donation. They dressed for the occasion in their police officer and firefighter uniforms. When Chief McKinley asked the boys who came up with the idea for the fundraiser, Griffin said it had been his idea. He had come up with the idea on his own and, with Levi, had a lot of fun selling ice cream in the park.
Thank you Griffin and Levi for your hard work raising funds for the families of the fallen! Thank you to Griffin and Levi’s family and everyone who supported their fundraiser. We are very grateful for this support of our mission that helps us to continue our cause.
CCMSI, a small company with a big heart, organized a silent auction and raised $10,000 for The BackStoppers! Moved to show their gratitude to law enforcement and our area’s first responders, CCMSI held the auction for employees over two days. This generous support of our mission will go a long way to help us help the families of fallen police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel who die or are catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Thank you to everyone at CCMSI for your dedication to our cause!Read More
Our 2nd Annual Membership Drive is here! The drive begins September 15th and runs through October 15th, 2016. Join or renew now and your membership is valid for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017. We’ve introduced new items or increased the benefits for each and every level. Plus, we’re offering a special opportunity to Platinum members.
This year, we began assisting four new families, increasing the total number of families we assist to 79. Now is the time to help. Your membership helps fund our assistance with such things as mortgage payments, health insurance, tuition, and more. You can support our 2nd Annual Member Drive, help us continue our mission, and honor our community’s first responders by joining or renewing today.
We are very grateful for your support. Thank you for your dedication to our cause!Read More
The BackStoppers is providing assistance to Officer Craig Tudor who was catastrophically injured in a head-on automobile accident while responding to an emergency call on August 25th, 2016.
Officer Tudor is an 11-year veteran of the Hazelwood Police Department. During this extremely challenging time, we honor Office Tudor and keep him and all who know him in our thoughts and prayers.
Our mission is to provide needed financial assistance and support to the families of first responders who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty. Please consider making a donation today on our donation page or by mail at the address below.
The BackStoppers, Inc.
PO Box 795168
St. Louis, MO 63179-0700.
We thank you for your generous support.
Officer Craig Tudor
Hazelwood Police Department
With the addition of Officer Craig Tudor, we are now assisting 79 families with 65 dependent children and have assisted a total of 158 families since 1959.
The 5th Annual Bulltown Run for BackStoppers raised $5,000 in it’s biggest year yet! This year’s event was held in honor of Paramedic Jonathan Noce, EOW 5/25/2016, whose family The BackStoppers has begun assisting. Running and walking in his memory were participants aged 8 to 84, including Jonathan Noce’s family.
The run, organized by great BackStoppers supporters BackStoppers of Jefferson County, included two fun new elements this year: the Bulltown bull mascot and a first responder wave. The Arnold-Imperial Leader included the Bulltown Run for BackStoppers in its most recent publication. See the full story below.
Thank you to everyone who organizes the Annual Bulltown Run and volunteers their time each year. Thank you to everyone runner, walker, and first responder wave participant for being a part of this event. Congratulations on your biggest year, and thank you for supporting our mission!Read More
Brielle and Nora Sage’s Lemonade Stand raised $785 for The BackStoppers and $785 for Officer Mike Flamion for a grand total of $1,570!
When 7-year old Brielle and 5-year old Nora Sage decided they wanted to organize a lemonade stand, their mother, Cindy, listed five choices for donating the funds. Brielle asked if they could split what they raised between The BackStoppers and Officer Flamion, and they went to work.
The two girls took on every task – making signs, juicing lemons, shopping for supplies, and cleaning up during and after the fundraiser in addition to serving customers for four hours on a hot summer day. The Cottleville Fire Protection District was kind enough to stop by with a commercial fan and other supplies to help beat the heat, and many area first responders purchased lemonade throughout the day.
When Brielle and Nora Sage presented BackStoppers with their donation of $785, they were surprised with a big turnout from both the Ladue Police Department and the Ladue Fire Department. The girls had a blast sitting in the fire truck, turning on the lights, and wearing headsets to communicate with one another and Fire Chief Steven Lynn. They got to try out the hose and infrared camera, and even took a trip around the parking lot in the truck.
Thank you Brielle and Nora Sage for your hard work and generous support of our mission! Your donation will help us help families of fallen first responders. We also wish to thank everyone who supported the lemonade stand.
Thank you to both Chief Rich Wooten & the Ladue Police Department and Chief Steven Lynn, Asst. Chief Jeff Johnson, & the Ladue Fire Department for taking the time to show Brielle and Nora Sage how much their efforts are appreciated!Read More
Alibi 25 kept six bands playing all day long while serving up BBQ, drinks, and a great atmosphere under a large tent at their first fundraiser for The BackStoppers.
Owner and Manager Denise Gestring was overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from the community. Local businesses donated fantastic items, and the silent auction grew to 30 baskets. With the generosity of the businesses and individuals who came out to enjoy the live music and food on a hot day, Alibi 25 smashed their goal of raising $2,000 and donated a total $5,000 to The BackStoppers!Thank you Denise, Bill, and everyone at Alibi for your hard work and support of our mission! Thank you to each of the bands and everyone who attended and made this a great event for BackStoppers! Your support helps us help families of fallen and catastrophically injured first responders.
Gateway Classic Cars raised $1,324.50 for The BackStoppers at the July Cars & Coffee event!
On the last Saturday of each month, Gateway Classic Cars invites all car and coffee enthusiasts to show off their unique rides, relax, and enjoy coffee and pastries. The free event benefits a different charity each month. We are honored to have been chosen as July’s Cars & Coffee charity.
Thank you Gateway Classic Cars and everyone who showed off their classic car, enjoyed the morning, and donated to The BackStoppers! We are very grateful for this support of our mission.Read More
Alana Wilson and Det. Juan Wilson with the St. Charles City Police Department showed their support for The BackStoppers this summer by donating the proceeds from their Daddy Daughter Garage Sale. The fundraiser totaled $233.00.
Alana and Juan spent the Saturday of their garage sale staying cool under a tent, spending time together before the school year starts, and raising funds for and awareness of BackStoppers. We are grateful for this support of our mission and to have met Alana and Juan.
Thank you for helping us help families of fallen first responders!Read More