We are now assisting the family of Battalion Chief Marvin Shaffrey of the Cedar Hill Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on November 2, 2021 after battling COVID-19.

Battalion Chief Shaffrey was 55 years old. He served with the Cedar Hill Fire Protection District for 42 years where he received multiple awards and was on the Cedar Hill Fire Protection District Honor Roll.

He left behind his wife and two daughters.  Our hearts are with Battalion Chief Shaffrey’s family, friends, coworkers, the Cedar Hill Fire Protection District and the community he touched.

When a line of duty death occurs, The BackStoppers steps in with immediate assistance that is then ongoing.  After immediately providing $10,000 to the family to be used in whatever way they need, we meet with the family of the fallen, eliminate their debt, and arrange to provide ongoing support for expenses such as health care, tuition, and more.  The BackStoppers is always there.  We’re able to offer life-long assistance to the families of the fallen because of the generous support of members and donors.

“Our hearts are heavy with another great loss. Battalion Chief Marvin Shaffrey’s life and dedication to his community will never be forgotten. His family, loved ones and every life he touched are in our prayers.” – Chief Ron Battelle, BackStoppers Executive Director

We recognize the tremendous sacrifices that public servants make every day when they go to work. We understand the burdens placed on surviving spouses and children when tragedies occur. We believe our community has an obligation to care for the loved ones of those who have protected us. We accept the responsibility to make that happen.  Join us in our cause.  Help us provide life-long support for families of fallen heroes by donating or joining online or by mail to the address below.

The BackStoppers, Inc.
PO Box 795168
Saint Louis, MO 63179-0700

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Battalion Chief Marvin Shaffrey