We Will Never Forget

The first half of 2019 brought tragedy to the community when we lost three heroes, Capt. Jacob “Jake” Ringering, EOW 3/5/19, Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore, EOW 6/8/19, and Officer Michael Langsdorf, EOW 6/23/19. These brave public servants left behind families including 7 dependent children that we are honored to serve. The support BackStoppers provides to … Read moreWe Will Never Forget

Assisting the Family of Captain Jacob Ringering

The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Captain Jacob “Jake” Ringering of the Godfrey Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on March 5, 2019. Captain Ringering died as a result of injuries he sustained when a portion of a home collapsed during firefighters’ efforts to extinguish a house fire. Captain Ringering … Read moreAssisting the Family of Captain Jacob Ringering

Assisting the Family of Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis

The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis of the Washington Park Police Department who died in the line of duty on October 27, 2018 as a result of injuries sustained when he fell from the Poplar Street Bridge during a foot pursuit. Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis, was 44-years old. He served … Read moreAssisting the Family of Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis

We Honor and Remember: Fire Chief (Ret.) Jim Silvernail

    We honor and remember Fire Chief (Ret.) Jim Silvernail  and his remarkable dedication to the families we serve. Chief Silvernail served on the BackStoppers Board of Directors, as a Family Friend, and as an Event Representative. His commitment to the mission of BackStoppers will forever be imbedded in our hearts. His legacy will … Read moreWe Honor and Remember: Fire Chief (Ret.) Jim Silvernail

Assistance for Officer Matt Crosby

Today we are honored to present Officer Matt Crosby with assistance in the amount of $50,000.  Officer Crosby was shot and catastrophically injured in the line of duty while serving with the Rock Hill Police Department.  Officer Crosby has made a tremendous sacrifice for our safety. Because of the community’s generosity, The BackStoppers is able to … Read moreAssistance for Officer Matt Crosby

Assisting the Family of Capt. John Kemper

The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Captain John Kemper of the St. Louis Fire Department who died in the line of duty on July 12, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained battling a structural fire on July 5, 2017. Capt. Kemper, who was 59-years old, was a 24-year veteran of the St. Louis Fire Department, serving … Read moreAssisting the Family of Capt. John Kemper

Assisting the Family of Deputy Paul Clark

The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Deputy Sheriff Paul Clark of the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department who died in the line of duty on July 4, 2016 as a result of injuries sustained months prior.  On October 27, 2015, Deputy Clark’s patrol car was struck by a suspect who was fleeing the scene of a … Read moreAssisting the Family of Deputy Paul Clark

Assisting the Family of Officer Blake Snyder

The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer Blake Snyder of the St. Louis County Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty on October 6, 2016 while responding to a call.  A suspect opened fire on the officer upon his arrival on the scene. Officer Snyder, who was 33-years old, served … Read moreAssisting the Family of Officer Blake Snyder

Assisting the Family of the Fallen St. Louis County Police Officer

The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of a St. Louis County Police Officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty on October 6, 2016 while responding to a call.  A suspect opened fire on the officer upon his arrival on the scene. The 33-year old officer served with the St. Louis County Police Department … Read moreAssisting the Family of the Fallen St. Louis County Police Officer