His commitment to serving the public included involvement in numerous organizations, one of which was BackStoppers. Our dad had an extreme love of and dedication to Backstoppers and the mission for nearly 60 years. He was very passionate about doing his part to ensure those families who suffer the unimaginable loss of their loved ones are taken care of and know BackStoppers’ commitment to their family.
He served as a Family Friend since the early 60’s, assisting 7 widows and their families, and delivered his final Christmas gift to his sole surviving spouse this past December 2022. They were both 95 years old. He was an extremely humble man who would never want any recognition for his work but would do everything he could to ensure the mission of BackStoppers continues. The BackStoppers is a very big part of our family’s life, and we are very proud of the work and support they provide for the families of the fallen.”
We will deeply miss Chief (Ret.) Dick and will surely feel the loss of everything he contributed to BackStoppers. We are grateful and honored to have known him. We will treasure his memory and honor him by continuing to carry on his legacy through the lives he touched.