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August 24, 2019

Assisting the Family of Trooper Nicholas Hopkins

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins of the Illinois State Police, District 11 who was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant on August 23, 2019. Trooper Hopkins was  33 years old. He […]
January 7, 2019

Spotlight Supporters: Monroe County

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The BackStoppers serves 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois. Because the region served by BackStoppers extends beyond St. Louis, we rely on groups of supporters who volunteer their time to help raise awareness of and funds for our mission in the outlying counties of […]
December 27, 2018

A Lineage of Public Service

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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 family.  Now, […]
May 1, 2018

Metro West Remembers Chief Silvernail

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Metro West Firefighters continue to remember and honor Chief Jim Silvernail who passed away on April 25, 2018. In his honor the Firefighters have created a helmet and window decal that display each of the departments with which Chief Silvernail served; Creve Coeur Fire […]
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 […]
February 27, 2018

History in the Making: Guns ‘N Hoses 2017

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Guns ‘N Hoses has once again broken a record in their 31-year history, raising $700,000 for BackStoppers! Since 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has contributed $6.8 million to the BackStoppers mission. These staggering numbers are not possible without the help and dedication of those […]
January 27, 2018

Spirit of St. Louis Ends Strong

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The Spirit of St. Louis Campaign has officially concluded with a lucky winner! Since November, the community has come together in the spirit of giving and has supported the mission of BackStoppers, Variety the Children’s Charity, and St. Louis Area Foodbank. A $10 donation […]
January 6, 2018

From a Competitive Training Program to a Fulfilling Career

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You met Whitney Neal, daughter of St. Louis County Police Detective Willie Neal, Jr., EOW 1/29/97, last year. When Whitney was featured in the June 2016 issue of The BackStoppers newsletter, she was enrolled in a competitive Pathologists’ Assistant program and looking ahead to […]
November 20, 2017

Spirit of St. Louis Campaign Kicks Off

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It is the season of giving! Fox 2 and KPLR 11 has kicked off the Spirit of St. Louis Campaign in support of BackStoppers, Variety, the Children’s Charity of St. Louis and St. Louis Area Foodbank. Bommarito Automotive Group has teamed up with Fox […]
October 16, 2017

Becoming a BackStopper at Ameren

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Our friends at the Ameren Corporation are encouraging their employees to support our mission by becoming BackStoppers. The company is organizing an internal campaign whose goal is to generate BackStoppers memberships. We were honored to attend the launch of the Ameren Member Drive, where passing […]