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March 8, 2022

We are Now Assisting the Family of Chief Todd Werner

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We are now assisting the family of Chief Todd Werner of the South Roxana Fire Department who died in the line of duty on July 1, 2021 after suffering a heart attack after responding to a call. Chief Werner was 48 years old. He served with […]
January 27, 2022

BackStoppers Assists Four SLMPD Officers Severely Injured On Duty

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The BackStoppers is providing assistance to four St. Louis Metropolitan police officers who were severely injured on duty this month. On January 24, 2022, two officers were struck by a vehicle while assisting a stalled vehicle. On January 26, 2022, two officers were shot upon […]
January 25, 2022

We are Now Assisting the Families of Chief Don Riffe and Chief Kevin Cremer

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We are now assisting the family of Chief Don Riffe of the Jefferson College Police Department died in the line of duty on January 20, 2022 after battling COVID-19. Chief Riffe was 59 years old. Chief Riffe served with Jefferson College Police Department for seven years, […]
January 13, 2022

We are Now Assisting the Family of Firefighter Benjamin Polson

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We are now assisting the family of Firefighter Benjamin Polson of the St. Louis Fire Department who died in the line of duty on January 13, 2022  as a result of injuries sustained from a structural collapse while fighting a fire. Our thoughts and prayers are […]
December 6, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of Captain Ivan LaGrand

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We are honoring the legacy of Captain Ivan LaGrand of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department who died in the line of duty on December 1, 2021 after battling COVID-19. Captain LaGrand was 54 years old and had dedicated 34 years to emergency services. He served […]
November 8, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of Battalion Chief Marvin Shaffrey

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We are now assisting the family of Battalion Chief Marvin Shaffrey of the Cedar Hill Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on November 2, 2021 after battling COVID-19. Battalion Chief Shaffrey was 55 years old. He served with the Cedar Hill Fire […]
October 26, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of the Officer Tyler Timmins

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We are now honoring the legacy of Officer Tyler Timmins of the Pontoon Beach Illinois Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty on October 26, 2021 while approaching a suspect of a stolen vehicle. Officer Tyler Timmins was 36 years old […]
September 10, 2021

2021 BackStoppers Giving Day Total

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We are proud and thrilled to announce that the 2021 BackStoppers Giving Day raised over $38,000! This incredible amount of support would not be possible with our dedicated supporters, virtual volunteers, and our generous gift matches. Thank you for honoring the families we serve and […]
August 12, 2021

September 9th is BackStoppers Giving Day!

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The BackStoppers Giving Day will be on Thursday, September 9th. This is a 24 hour day of virtual giving in recognition of our 62nd anniversary on September 11th. Our first BackStoppers Giving Day last year raised over $80,000 and we believe with your help we […]
August 5, 2021

Assisting the Family of Officer Brian Pierce, Jr.

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer Brian Pierce, Jr.  of the Brooklyn Police Department who died in the line of duty on August 4, 2021 after being fatally struck by a vehicle of a fleeing suspect. Officer Pierce served with the Brooklyn Police […]