The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins of the Illinois State Police, District 11 who was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant on August 23, 2019.

Trooper Hopkins was  33 years old. He served with the Illinois State Police, District 11 for ten years.

Trooper Hopkins leaves behind his wife and young children.  A hero lost his life today while serving and protecting the community. We will honor Trooper Hopkins’ memory by serving his wife and children now and in the future. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hopkins family, the Illinois State Police, District 11, and friends and co-workers of Trooper Hopkins.

Trooper Nicholas J.Hopkins
Illinois State Police, District 11
EOW 8/23/19

The BackStoppers assists approximately over 80 families with over 65 dependent children and has assisted over 160 families since 1959.

The BackStoppers’ assistance is immediate and ongoing.  Following the death of a trooper, 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