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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 […]
June 16, 2021

Assisting the Family of Firefighter Rodney L. Heard

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Firefighter Rodney L. Heard of the St. Louis Fire Department who died in the line of duty on June 15, 2021 after battling COVID-19. Firefighter Heard served nearly 23 years with the St. Louis Fire Department. He leaves […]
June 2, 2021

BackStoppers Assists two Police Officers Severely Injured On Duty

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Our mission needs your help to support families of the fallen and first responders who have suffered a catastrophic injury in the line of duty. The BackStoppers is providing $10,000 in assistance to two law enforcement officers who were shot in the line of duty on […]
April 23, 2021

Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Presents 2020 Donation to BackStoppers

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Despite the great challenges of 2020, Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses presented $500,000 to BackStoppers from their 2020 fundraising efforts. This donation is the result of the unwavering dedication of the Guns 'N Hoses committee, volunteers and supporters. Our deepest gratitude is extended to everyone who […]
April 19, 2021

BackStoppers Assists Police Officer Severely Injured On Duty

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The BackStoppers has provided assistance to a Ste. Genevieve Police Officer who has suffered severe burns while responding to call on April 16, 2021. This officer has served in law enforcement for 13 years. The officer will be given assistance to aid with medical costs […]
February 2, 2021

Assistance for the Family of Security Officer James Cook

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Assistance to the Family of Security Officer James Cook BackStoppers is providing $50,000 in assistance to the family of MetroLink (G4S Security Solutions) Security Officer James Cook who was shot and killed on January 31, 2021 during a confrontation with a suspect at the MetroLink Delmar […]