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Monthly Archives: July 2019

July 29, 2019

“Give it to Me Straight”: Barbara’s Story

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Officer Ryan O’Connor of the Arnold Police Department was shot by a suspect he was transporting. His wife, Barbara O’Connor, relives the tragic events of December 5, 2017. Barbara shares, “Ryan always told me he knew without a doubt that the BackStoppers would rise to the […]
July 19, 2019

Small Supporters Make a Big Difference

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We have seen an incredible response of support from the community this summer, especially from our young supporters. Selling lemonade and refreshments with proceeds benefiting BackStoppers was how these dedicated groups helped our mission.   We would like to thank and recognize the Bialecki Family, the […]
July 12, 2019

We Will Never Forget

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Capt. Jacob "Jake" Ringering Godfrey Fire Protection Dist. EOW 3/5/19 The first half of 2019 brought tragedy to the community when we lost three heroes, Capt. Jacob “Jake” Ringering, EOW 3/5/19, Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore, EOW 6/8/19, and Officer Michael Langsdorf, EOW 6/23/19. Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Moore Maryland […]
July 8, 2019

Spotlight Supporters: St. Francois County

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The BackStoppers serves 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois. Because our coverage area extends beyond St. Louis, we rely on groups of supporters who volunteer their time in the outlying counties. These Outlying County Supporter Groups are integral to the growth of our cause. We […]