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Families of Fallen Heroes

January 4, 2024

The Education Fund

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From daycare through university, our assistance and commitment to helping the children of fallen heroes will never waver. Educational costs and expenses continue to rise, and we understand the financial toll that takes on a family. We are honored to assist and be a part […]
December 28, 2023

Annette Jansen: Strong Line Counseling LLC

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BackStoppers surviving spouse Annette Jansen has begun an exciting new chapter with opening her own private counseling service, Strong Line Counseling LLC. “I am the surviving spouse of St. Charles Police Officer Grant Jansen, who was killed in the line of duty on September 10, 2008.  […]
December 20, 2023

Tori Moore

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Tori Moore, daughter of Maryland Heights Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore, EOW 6/8/19, has been on an equestrian journey. Tori and her horse, Ledoux, have developed a steadfast relationship and excel in horseback riding competitions, especially barrel racing. Tori shares what brought her to horses, the […]
July 24, 2023

From the Werner Family

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"On July 1, 2021, our lives were forever changed.  I wasn’t sure what would happen without my best friend by my side. Todd was my true and steady, the calm in the storm and without him I was lost, scared and wasn’t sure how I […]
June 22, 2023

Lily Shaffrey

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Lily Shaffrey, daughter of Cedar Hill Fire Battalion Chief Marvin Shaffrey, EOW 11/2/21, addressed the attendees of the BackStoppers Annual Membership Dinner held in April. Lily boldly shared memories of her father, how she continues to honor his memory today and her endeavors and goals. “On […]
May 3, 2023

Ivy Burns Wins Community Teachers Association Essay Contest

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Ivy Burns, daughter of Bonne Terre Police Ptlm. Lane Burns, EOW 3/17/22, recently won first place in the fourth grade category for the Community Teachers Association writing contest. Ivy wrote about her third grade teacher, Mrs. Portell, who helped her tremendously following her father’s death. Ivy […]
December 15, 2022

A Junior Firefighter in the Making: CJ Moore

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CJ Moore, son of Maryland Heights Fire Protection District Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore, EOW 6/8/19, became a Junior Firefighter this year. The Eureka Fire Protection District Junior Firefighters Program is made for young people with an eagerness to learn more about fire and rescue, emergency […]
August 10, 2022

Sch’erica Wilson

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EMT Scherese Bishop lost her life in the line of duty on March 11, 2011. She served with the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District for three years, and she left behind her 7-year old daughter, Sch’erica. Eleven years later, Sch’erica opens up about who […]
June 21, 2021

Alexis Bohannon

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On August 29, 2021, Officer Tamarris Bohannon of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was shot and killed while responding to a call. Officer Bohannon was only 29 years old, and he left behind his wife, Alexis, and their three children. He dedicated over three […]
March 19, 2020

From the Jansen Family

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Officer Grant Jansen was killed in the line of duty in a single vehicle crash with his K9 partner who was not harmed. Officer Jansen was a 20-year law enforcement veteran. He left behind his expectant wife and son and daughter. His wife, Annette, shares her […]