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Those We Honor

Our Fallen Heroes

Since 1959, The BackStoppers has supported 160 families including 147 families of police officers, firefighters, and paramedics/EMTs who lost their lives in the line of duty.  We honor these heroes below.

EOW DateTitleFirst NameLast NameSuffixDept.County
1/3/15OfficerRonaldStrittmatterLakeshire Police Dept.St. Louis
1/6/77Ptlm.RobertHoelzelNormandy Police Dept.St. Louis
1/9/83Det. Sgt.CharlesJamesPine Lawn Police Dept.St. Louis
1/10/62Capt.RoySimpsonSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
1/12/05Ptlm.ScottArmstrongBridgeton Police Dept.St. Louis
1/14/77Capt.RobertBrehmShrewsbury Fire Dept.St. Louis
1/14/91OfficerJoAnnLiscombeSt. Louis County Police Dept.St. Louis
1/19/90Special AgentL. DouglasAbramFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Other
1/21/03Capt.DennisMigneroneWebster Groves Fire Dept.St. Louis
1/22/60FirefighterWilliamBrogdenSpanish Lake Volunteer Fire Dept.St. Louis
1/23/70Det.JamesBoevinglohUniversity City Police Dept.St. Louis
1/28/87Sgt.KennethKoeller, Jr.Jennings Police Dept.St. Louis
1/29/60Capt.DonaldCapraCreve Coeur Fire Dept.St. Louis
1/29/64OfficerGlennonJasperSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
1/29/97Det.WillieNeal, Jr.St. Louis County Police Dept.St. Louis
1/30/04OfficerNicholasSloanSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
2/1/12FirefighterDouglasHaaseSt. Charles Fire Dept.St. Charles
2/4/71Deputy SheriffRichardHenkeSt. Charles County SheriffÕs Dept.St. Charles
2/6/63Capt.AlbertHofstetterSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
2/7/08OfficerThomasBallmanKirkwood Police Dept.St. Louis
2/7/08Sgt.WilliamBiggs, Jr.Kirkwood Police Dept.St. Louis
2/12/13Det.ChristopherSimpsonChesterfield Police Dept.St. Louis
2/21/07OfficerStephenJerabekSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
2/22/60Capt.ArthurFetteSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
2/22/60FirefighterWilliamGrieser, Jr.St. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
2/22/60Capt.CliftonLorbertSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
2/22/76Ptlm.FrancisGrahamUniversity City Police Dept.St. Louis
2/24/71Det.MelvinWilmothSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.St. Louis
3/1/99Capt.AlanDucheckDe Soto City Fire Dept.Jefferson
3/2/79Capt.RaymondTrog, Jr.Chesterfield Fire DistrictSt. Louis
3/4/63Ptlm.DonaldSparksSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
3/8/11Deputy U.S. MarshalJohnPerryUnited States Marshals ServiceCity of St. Louis
3/9/03OfficerJamesBranson, Jr.St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.St. Louis
3/10/05ChiefJerryBuehneAffton Fire Protection DistrictSt. Louis
3/11/11EMTSchereseBishopNortheast Ambulance & Fire DistrictSt. Louis
3/13/13OfficerJosephSmithChesterfield Police Dept.St. Louis
3/18/72Det.JohnGallinoCrestwood Police Dept.St. Louis
3/24/68Ptlm.LarryHowardCreve Coeur Police Dept.St. Louis
3/24/83Capt.WilliamBoothRiverview Fire Protection DistrictSt. Louis
3/24/10OfficerDavidHaynesSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.St. Louis
3/26/10Deputy SheriffLamontReidSt. Clair County SheriffÕs Dept.St. Clair
3/30/71Ptlm.PaulKramerSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
4/3/73FirefighterEdwardDiehlSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
4/5/73OfficerJohnSummersSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
4/5/78Deputy SheriffTerryO'ConnellJefferson County SheriffÕs OfficeJefferson
4/8/10Sgt.GeorgeRossMaplewood Police Dept.St. Louis
4/14/89Det.LawrenceMcCormackSt. Louis County Police Dept.St. Louis
4/17/75OfficerWayneMcClellandSt. Louis County Police Dept.St. Louis
4/18/66Ptlm.ErnestBrockmanBridgeton Police Dept.St. Louis
4/20/05TrooperRalphTatoianMissouri State Highway Patrol, Troop COther
4/23/74Ptlm.ClaudeSmithSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
4/23/88OfficerFrankGoetzSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
4/24/06OfficerJeremyChambersCahokia Police Dept.St. Clair
4/24/11OfficerDarylHallSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
4/30/77OfficerJamesReifschneiderSt. Louis County Police Dept.St. Louis
5/1/69FirefighterArthurCiveySt. Charles Fire Dept.St. Charles
5/1/69FirefighterFrancisVogtSt. Charles Fire Dept.St. Charles
5/3/02Capt.DerekMartinSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
5/3/15FirefighterLarryLawhornOrchard Farm Fire Protection DistrictSt. Charles
5/3/02Capt.RobertMorrisonSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
5/5/74FirefighterDavidMcDonaldSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
5/6/69Det.BrianGraftSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
5/12/67OfficerPaulOatmanSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
5/17/81OfficerRobertJordanSt. Louis County Police Dept.St. Louis
5/18/15ChiefKevinDziejmaMiramiguoa VillageFranklin
5/29/09OfficerGlennonFernauFlorissant Police Dept.St. Louis
5/30/79Sgt.WilliamCampbellSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
6/2/09Lt.GregoryJonasCentreville Police Dept.St. Clair
6/5/85OfficerJohnnieCorbinSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
6/5/95FirefighterWilliamWallsRock Community Fire Protection DistrictJefferson
6/7/64OfficerGeraldJaegerSt. Ann Police Dept.St. Louis
6/12/90OfficerLorenzoRodgersSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
6/14/77OfficerStevenJarvisArnold Police Dept.Jefferson
6/19/80Det.GregoryErsonSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
7/2/64OfficerPaulMcCullochSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
7/2/73FirefighterOliverWoodlandSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
7/2/14ChiefRichardHughesLouisiana Police Dept.Pike
7/3/82Deputy SheriffJamesGarrisonJefferson County SheriffÕs OfficeJefferson
7/5/87FirefighterDwayneVon BehrenNew Haven Fire Dept.Franklin
7/5/05Sgt.WilliamMcEnteeKirkwood Police Dept.St. Louis
7/7/66Sgt.HarryOebelsSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
7/8/09FirefighterDavidGrass, Jr.Ste. Genevieve Fire Dept.Ste. Genevieve
7/15/74FirefighterWilliamDeutschGardenville Fire Dept.St. Louis
7/17/78OfficerJamesWencewiczSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
7/21/08FirefighterRyanHummertMaplewood Fire Dept.St. Louis
8/6/00FirefighterBradleyPierceSt. Charles Fire Dept.St. Charles
8/8/00OfficerRobertStanzeIISt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
8/15/71Capt.ElbyBlankenshipSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
8/15/07OfficerNorvelleBrownSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
8/24/15Sgt.PeggyVassalloBellefontaine Neighbors Police Dept.St. Louis
8/27/10ChiefPaulFrickeHawk Point Police Dept.ÊÊÊWarren County SheriffÕs Dept.Warren
8/29/00Det.ThomasHenryBel-Ridge Police Dept.St. Louis
8/29/02OfficerMichaelBarwickSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
9/1/64Ptlm.PaulGoldakSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
9/9/89OfficerMichaelMcNewSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
9/10/08OfficerGrantJansenSt. Charles Police Dept.St. Charles
9/11/94OfficerToddMeriwetherSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
9/12/76OfficerFredBergmannSt. Charles City Police Dept.St. Charles
9/30/81Sgt.JesseHendersonWellston Police Dept.St. Louis
9/30/01Deputy SheriffStevenZieglerSt. Francois County Sheriff's Dept.St. Francois
10/1/64OfficerFrankTiffSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
10/1/08Sgt.JeffryKowalskiSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
10/2/80Sgt.RichardSiebenmanSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
10/2/03Deputy SheriffLonnieColeWarren County SheriffÕs Dept.Warren
10/6/02OfficerVernonSealsTruesdale Police Dept.Warren
10/7/08Sgt.JayNoserFlorissant Police Dept.St. Louis
10/7/08OfficerStevenSheldonSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
10/15/09OfficerJuliusMooreSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
10/15/10Sgt.JosephSchuengelMissouri State Highway Patrol, Troop COther
10/22/76OfficerJohnLeCompteArnold Police Dept.Jefferson
10/25/75OfficerLouisSeboldSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
10/25/77OfficerGaryStroudSt. Charles Police Dept.St. Charles
10/26/84OfficerKennethKochSt. Louis County Police Dept.St. Louis
10/31/00Sgt.RichardWeinholdSt. Louis County Police Dept.St. Louis
10/31/08Sgt.MichaelKingUniversity City Police Dept.St. Louis
11/4/70FirefighterRussellShannonSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
11/5/08Capt.LeonardRiggins, Sr.St. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
11/11/71Capt.GeorgeManetzke, Jr.Eureka Fire Protection DistrictSt. Louis
11/15/80FirefighterClarenceZeilmannBerkeley Fire Dept.St. Louis
11/19/93Det.StephenStrehlSt. Louis Metro. Police Dept./Drug Enforcement AdministrationOther
11/24/77FirefighterHowardCriderSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
11/25/76Pvt.RaymondMeyerHazelwood Fire Dept.St. Louis
11/26/12TrooperKyleDeatherageIllinois State Police, District 18Other
11/29/07Deputy SheriffMichaelTriplettWashington County SheriffÕs OfficeWashington
11/29/08Lt.ClarenceWatsonIIHematite Fire Protection DistrictJefferson
11/30/69Deputy SheriffAlbertMustermanSt. Charles County SheriffÕs Dept.St. Louis
12/1/91Deputy SheriffFrankFieldsSt. Louis SheriffÕs OfficeCity of St. Louis
12/2/72Ptlm.FrankDoblerSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
12/2/12FirefighterTimothyJansenSanta Fe Volunteer Fire Dept.Clinton
12/4/69OfficerTerrySimmonsSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
12/4/11ChiefJerryHicks, Sr.Leadwood Police Dept.St. Francois
12/5/97OfficerThomasSmith, Jr.St. Louis County Police Dept.St. Louis
12/12/69Ptlm.WilbertDowneyUniversity City Police Dept.St. Louis
12/12/12FirefighterJefferyHudsonSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
12/13/81FirefighterJosephRitterAffton Fire Protection DistrictSt. Louis
12/14/04OfficerBrad LeeSchultz, Jr.Riverview Police Dept.St. Louis
12/15/72OfficerHaroldWarneckeSt. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.City of St. Louis
12/15/12Deputy SheriffChristopherParsonsWashington County Sheriff's OfficeWashington
12/16/10Cpl.William ÒMickÓMuddVinita Park Police Dept.St. Louis
12/21/68FirefighterJohn DavidMillerSt. Louis Fire Dept.City of St. Louis
12/21/68Lt.EdwardSullivanDellwood Auxiliary Police Dept.St. Louis
12/24/78OfficerJohnOberkramerDes Peres Dept. of Public SafetySt. Louis
12/25/09Cpl.DennisEngelhardMissouri State Highway Patrol, Troop COther
12/28/63Ptlm.MarionReiffFlorissant Police Dept.St. Louis
5/25/16ParamedicJonathanNoceJoachim-Plattin Ambulance DistrictJefferson
10/6/16OfficerBlake SnyderSt. Louis County Police DepartmentSt. Louis
7/4/16Deputy SheriffPaulClarkSt. Francois County Sheriff's DepartmentSt. Francois