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May 3, 2023

Ivy Burns Wins Community Teachers Association Essay Contest

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Ivy Burns, daughter of Ptlm. Lane Burns, EOW 3/17/22, recently won first place Community Teachers Association writing contest at her school. Ivy wrote about her third grade teacher, Mrs. Portell, who helped her tremendously following her father's death. Ivy was honored with the award at a […]
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 […]
August 12, 2019

“We Continue to Keep His Legacy Alive”

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May 3, 2019 marked the 17th anniversary of the deaths of the St. Louis Fire Department’s Capt. Derek Martin and Capt. Robert Morrison. Both brave men lost their lives battling the same fire and leaving behind their spouses and children. Today their children have reached […]
June 10, 2019

Assisting the Family of Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore of the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on June 8, 2019 as a result of suffering a medical emergency. Firefighter Paramedic Moore served with the Maryland Heights […]
January 25, 2019

One Mission. One Night. Legendary Impact

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For 32 years, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has captivated both the first responder and boxing communities, bringing the two groups together in epic bouts. Just like the Gateway Arch, St. Louis proudly claims Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses as its own monumental tradition, an awe-inspiring mainstay. […]
December 31, 2018

Tradition of Heart and Community: The Jordan Family

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Officer Robert JordanSt. Louis County Police Dept.EOW 5/16/1981 Officer Robert Jordan served in the Divisions of Patrol, Operational Support and Criminal Investigation for the St. Louis Police Department. He was also a Police Recruiter and received numerous letters of commendation and appreciation from the department and the community he […]
December 27, 2018

A Lineage of Public Service

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Officer James ReifschneiderSt. Louis County Police Dept.EOW 4/30/1977 On April 30, 1977, St. Louis County Police Officer James Reifschneider was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a motorist and killed, leaving behind his wife, Sue Reifschneider, and their three children.  The BackStoppers immediately began assisting the Reifschneider […]