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 foot pursuit.
Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis, was 44-years old. He served with the Washington Park Police Department for one year. He left behind six children. Our thoughts and prayers are with Auxiliary Officer Davis’ family, friends, and fellow officers and co-workers.
The BackStoppers assists about 80 families with 65 dependent children and has assisted over 160 families since 1959.
The BackStoppers’ assistance is immediate and ongoing. Following the death of an officer, his or her family receives a check for $10,000 to be used in whatever way they need.
Within a few weeks, our representatives meet with the surviving spouse to identify the family’s other financial obligations, eliminate the family’s debt, and provide ongoing support for education and other extraordinary expenses.
We recognize the tremendous sacrifices that public servants make every day when they go to work. We understand the burdens placed on surviving spouses and children when tragedies occur. We believe our community has an obligation to care for the loved ones of those who have protected us. We accept the responsibility to make that happen. Join us in our cause. Help us provide life-long support for families of fallen heroes by donating or joining online or by mail to the address below.
The BackStoppers, Inc.
PO Box 795168
Saint Louis, MO 63179-0700