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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 […]
September 9, 2020

Voices of BackStoppers: Annette Jansen

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Today is the anniversary of Officer Grant Jansen's end of watch date, who was killed in the line of duty in a single vehicle crash on September 10, 2008. Officer Jansen left behind his wife, Annette, who was six weeks pregnant, and their six year […]
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. […]
June 24, 2020

Jamelah’s Story

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When we watch a movie or television show we see it with seamless shots and edits. We often leave the viewing with the performances of the actors as the main takeaway, but what we normally do not see is everything behind the scenes that makes that finished […]
June 24, 2020

Collin’s Championship

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Collin Grass’ football jersey is stitched with the number 27, the same number his father, Firefighter David Grass, Jr., EOW 7/8/09, wore when he claimed a football championship during his senior year of high school. Collin was only nine years old when his father died […]
June 19, 2020

Julie and Zillah

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Julie Weinhold Lueck has found her passion of bringing peace to people with her four-legged partner, Zillah. She models the heart of service that was also shared with her husband, Sgt. Richard Weinhold of the St. Louis County Police Department, EOW 10/31/00. This desire to comfort […]