“Following the events of August 29th, my world and that of my children has since changed forever”, Alexis says as she recalls the tragic day. The city not only lost a dedicated public servant, but a family lost their husband and father.
The grief and pain that families face upon such a tragedy is unimaginable. Alexis provides insight into what those days look like, “I know how it feels to not get anything done for days at a time. I know what it is like to have to explain to your children that their daddy is not coming home. I know how it feels to wake up and dread each day that my husband is not by my side.”
The news of the loss of Officer Bohannon hit the St. Louis area in a big way, and the community immediately responded. He was honored at major league sports games and many fundraising events. In September, Oakville High School, where Alexis and Tamarris attended high school, presented BackStoppers with a donation in his honor.