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July 12, 2019

We Will Never Forget

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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 […]
March 6, 2019

Assisting the Family of Captain Jacob Ringering

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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 […]
October 28, 2018

Assisting the Family of Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis

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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 […]
April 26, 2018

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

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    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 […]
November 2, 2017

Assistance for Officer Matt Crosby

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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 […]
July 13, 2017

Assisting the Family of Capt. John Kemper

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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 […]
February 16, 2017

Faces of The BackStoppers

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Faces of The BackStoppers is a moving new video showcasing the families we assist and how your support has impacted their lives.  Help us raise awareness of the need to support the families of fallen heroes by sharing the video today. Thank you for […]
November 2, 2016

Assisting the Family of Deputy Paul Clark

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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 […]
October 6, 2016

Assisting the Family of Officer Blake Snyder

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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 […]
October 6, 2016

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

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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 […]