The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Cooperative who was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a call at a business in Wellston on June 23, 2019.

Officer Langsdorf was 40 years old. He served with the North County Police Cooperative for three months and was a 17-year veteran of law enforcement.

Officer Langsdorf leaves behind a 13-year old daughter and 18-year old son. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Langsdorf family, the North County Police Cooperative, friends and fellow co-workers of Officer Langsdorf.

Officer Michael Langsdorf
North County Police Cooperative
EOW 6/23/19


The BackStoppers assists approximately 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 a police 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