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December 3, 2019

Spotlight Supporters: Washington County

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The BackStoppers serves 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois. Because our coverage area extends beyond St. Louis, we rely on groups of supporters who volunteer their time in the outlying counties. These Outlying County Supporter Groups are integral to the growth of our cause. We […]
December 3, 2019

The Hicks Family Tradition: Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses

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Since 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has honored fallen heroes by bringing together local firefighters and police officers for an evening of boxing and support for BackStoppers. Since that first ring of the bell, Guns ‘N Hoses has raised $7.6 million for BackStoppers and has […]
December 3, 2019

“I Remember my Father by Employing his Energy and Spirit”

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Firefighter Paramedic Bradley Pierce died in the line of duty on August 6, 2000 while training for the St. Charles Fire Department’s health and wellness program. He left behind is expectant wife, Deanna, and his 19-month old son, Wyatt, who is now a young adult. […]
December 3, 2019

The First BackStoppers Family

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In September of 1959, the mission of The BackStoppers was birthed. The objective of assisting families of fallen first responders was established but was hoped to never need to be utilized. Four months later, the organization’s response to a line of duty death became a […]
December 3, 2019

From the Executive Director

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The decade and The BackStoppers’ 60th Anniversary are nearing an end. Recognizing sixty years of serving families of fallen heroes has been an honor. In 1959, our initial contribution to a family was $1,000 and today we present $10,000 immediately following the loss of their […]
November 28, 2019

Going All In: 33rd Annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses

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What a night! Another Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses Thanksgiving Eve event has ended. Last night a sold-out crowd filled the Enterprise Center with an electric energy of anticipation for the epic bouts between local police and firefighters to take place. Before any punches were thrown, a […]
November 19, 2019

Assisting the Family of Officer Adam King and Chief Wayne Neidenberg

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the families of Officer Adam King, EOW 11/19/17, and Chief Wayne Neidenberg, EOW 6/6/19. Officer Adam King of the Terre Du Lac Police Department was killed in the line of duty in a single vehicle accident on November 19, 2017. Officer King […]
November 15, 2019

New Way to Support Our Mission

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We’re introducing a new, easy way to support our mission! Sign up for monthly recurring donations to our General or Education Fund at our website today at BackStoppers.org/Donate, and help us help families of fallen heroes.
October 14, 2019

Assisting the Family of Officer James “Mitch” Ellis, Jr.

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer James "Mitch" Ellis, Jr. of the St. Louis County Police Department who was killed in the line of duty in a vehicle accident on October 11, 2019. Officer Ellis was 49 years old. He served with the […]
September 11, 2019

The BackStoppers, Inc. 60th Anniversary

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On September 11, 1959, a group of individuals answered the call to support the survivors of fallen heroes. BackStoppers came to be as a direct response to the needs of families of fallen heroes. Sixty years have passed, and the mission of BackStoppers remains the […]