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July 7, 2021

Spotlight Supporters: Jefferson County

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Perhaps one of the most ambitious BackStoppers Outlying County Supporter Groups is Jefferson County, also known as BSOJC. Since 2009, BSOJC has hosted and aided many fundraising events benefiting BackStoppers. The group’s dedication combined with the fervent backing for the first responder community from the […]
June 28, 2021

Paramedic Erik Bedwell’s Challenge Coin Collection

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A challenge coin is a unique token that symbolizes a representation of a group or organization. Challenge coins are often collected and traded in the military and first responder communities, and some are harder to come by than others. Paramedic Erik Bedwell of the Joachim-Plattin Ambulance […]
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 […]
January 4, 2021

Spotlight Supporters: Ste. Genevieve County

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The Annual Golf Tournament held in Ste. Genevieve County has raised over $175,000 for BackStoppers since the first tournament fourteen years ago. The Ste. Genevieve County BackStoppers supporter group is integral to the growth of our cause, and we are honored to share with you […]
January 4, 2021

BackStoppers Bulletin Vol. 2 Issue 10-Amy Marxkors

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Amy Marxkors of KMOX’s The Charlie Brennan Show with Amy Marxkors decided to showcase her dedication to our mission by running over 45 miles in six hours! Her efforts were met with an amazing amount of support which totaled over $65,000 for BackStoppers. She shares […]
January 4, 2021

BackStoppers Bulletin Vol. 2 Issue 10-The Stanze Family

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August marked 20 years since Officer Robert J. Stanze II of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was killed in the line of duty.  On August 8, 2000, Officer Stanze was shot and killed while arresting a suspect in the shooting of another police officer. […]
January 4, 2021

BackStoppers Bulletin Vol. 2 Issue 10-Christy Weinhold

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Christy Weinhold, daughter of St. Louis County Police Sgt. Richard Weinhold, EOW 10/31/00, has learned that her father passed down his passion for animals and service. Christy has dedicated her life to making the world a better and safer place for animals. This passion for helping […]
January 4, 2021

BackStoppers Bulletin Vol. 2 Issue 10- From the Executive Director

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Reflecting on this year with the many challenges presented, I am filled with gratitude for our first responders. It is important to remember and thank those in law enforcement, firefighting and EMS service especially during the holiday season. This season brings time with family and […]
June 24, 2020

Spotlight Supporters: Franklin County

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For over a decade a strong group of volunteers have dedicated their time and energy raising awareness and support. The Franklin County BackStoppers supporter group is integral to the growth of our cause, and we are honored to share with you their efforts. With a population […]
June 24, 2020

Officer Tenorio

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You have probably seen Officer Tenorio directing traffic on his motorcycle, interacting with St. Louisans and letting awe inspired kids sit on his decked-out motorcycle during parades. Last June, Downtown St. Louis became a sea of blue as thousands gathered in celebration of the St. […]