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December 31, 2018

Tradition of Heart and Community: The Jordan Family

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Officer Robert JordanSt. Louis County Police Dept.EOW 5/16/1981 Officer Robert Jordan served in the Divisions of Patrol, Operational Support and Criminal Investigation for the St. Louis Police Department. He was also a Police Recruiter and received numerous letters of commendation and appreciation from the department and the community he […]
December 27, 2018

A Lineage of Public Service

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Officer James ReifschneiderSt. Louis County Police Dept.EOW 4/30/1977 On April 30, 1977, St. Louis County Police Officer James Reifschneider was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a motorist and killed, leaving behind his wife, Sue Reifschneider, and their three children.  The BackStoppers immediately began assisting the Reifschneider […]
October 28, 2018

Assisting the Family of Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis of the Washington Park Police Department who died in the line of duty on October 27, 2018 as a result of injuries sustained when he fell from the Poplar Street Bridge during a […]
October 2, 2018

2018 Fall Member Drive is Here!

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Our 2018 Fall Member Drive is officially here! Throughout the entire month of October new benefits will be included when you join or renew your membership, along with an invitation to our Annual Membership Dinner in 2019! At an Individual membership level you will receive […]
August 13, 2018

Spotlight Supporters: Monroe County

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The BackStoppers serves 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois.Because the region served by BackStoppers extends beyond St. Louis, we rely on groups of supporters who volunteer their time to help raise awareness of and funds for our mission in the outlying counties of our coverage […]
July 27, 2018

South County Tech Leaves It All on the Field

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Students at South County Tech showed heart and dedication to the mission of BackStoppers last December. Law Enforcement students approached their instructor, Sue Gibbons, about creating an event inspired by the famous Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses. The Law Enforcement students joined forces with the Firefighting/EMT […]
July 20, 2018

Spotlight Supporters: Warren County

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The BackStoppers serves 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois. Because the region served by BackStoppers extends beyond St. Louis, we rely on groups of supporters who volunteer their time to help raise awareness of and funds for our mission in the outlying counties of our […]
July 11, 2018

Legacies in the Making

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The word “legacy” is often used to describe that which is passed on from generation to generation.  Lin-Manuel Miranda captured the essence of the word when he wrote that a legacy is “planting seeds in a garden you never get to see”.  The brave first […]
July 5, 2018

Setting S.A.I.L. For Service

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On November 5, 2008, Darnita Riggins’ world was turned upside down when her husband was killed in the line of duty. Capt. Leonard Riggins, Sr. of the St. Louis Fire Department was shot and killed when he stopped on his way home in uniform to […]
June 12, 2018

Thank You!

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We would like to recognize and extend a huge thank you to TheNemesis FightingAlliance for their efforts in raising nearly $3,500 during their No One Fights Alone Event benefitting The BackStoppers Inc.! Thank you to all those that made this event possible. Thank you for […]