March 17, 2022

We are Now Assisting the Family of Patrolman Lane Burns

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We are now assisting the family of Patrolman Lane Burns who was shot and killed on March 17, 2022 after responding to a disturbance call where a suspect opened fire. Patrolman Burns was 31 years old and had served ten years in law enforcement, and five […]
March 8, 2022

We are Now Assisting the Family of Chief Todd Werner

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We are now assisting the family of Chief Todd Werner of the South Roxana Fire Department who died in the line of duty on July 1, 2021 after suffering a heart attack after responding to a call. Chief Werner was 48 years old. He served with […]
February 9, 2022

Historic Donation From Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses

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The 34th Annual Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses presented a historic donation of $1 million to BackStoppers! Through many fundraising efforts throughout 2021 including the main event on Thanksgiving Eve this incredible total was achieved. Since 1987, Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses has played a predominant part of […]
January 27, 2022

BackStoppers Assists Four SLMPD Officers Severely Injured On Duty

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The BackStoppers is providing assistance to four St. Louis Metropolitan police officers who were severely injured on duty this month. On January 24, 2022, two officers were struck by a vehicle while assisting a stalled vehicle. On January 26, 2022, two officers were shot upon […]
January 25, 2022

We are Now Assisting the Families of Chief Don Riffe and Chief Kevin Cremer

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We are now assisting the family of Chief Don Riffe of the Jefferson College Police Department died in the line of duty on January 20, 2022 after battling COVID-19. Chief Riffe was 59 years old. Chief Riffe served with Jefferson College Police Department for seven years, […]
January 13, 2022

We are Now Assisting the Family of Firefighter Benjamin Polson

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We are now assisting the family of Firefighter Benjamin Polson of the St. Louis Fire Department who died in the line of duty on January 13, 2022  as a result of injuries sustained from a structural collapse while fighting a fire. Our thoughts and prayers are […]
January 5, 2022

RSCA Answers the Call to Help

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Our partners, The Roofing & Siding Contractors Alliance, recently provided a new roof at the home of Pat Mignerone, surviving spouse of Capt. Dennis Mignerone, Webster Groves Fire Dept., EOW 1/21/03. Every year, RSCA serves our families with no cost to BackStoppers. Members of the […]
January 4, 2022

Spotlight Supporters: BBQ for BackStoppers Hosted by Screaming Eagle Team

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If you are a resident of Jefferson County then you have probably heard about the BBQ for BackStoppers at a local business, read about it in the local newspaper or saw a shared post on social media promoting the event. This community BBQ held in […]
December 23, 2021

Payton and Dakota’s Pumpkin Patch

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What started out as a seed of an idea has blossomed into a successful annual event that is an entire family affair. Payton (14) and Dakota (8), daughters of Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District Paramedic Jonathan Noce, EOW 5/25/16, presented their Second Annual Pumpkin Patch Selling Day […]
December 6, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of Captain Ivan LaGrand

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We are honoring the legacy of Captain Ivan LaGrand of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department who died in the line of duty on December 1, 2021 after battling COVID-19. Captain LaGrand was 54 years old and had dedicated 34 years to emergency services. He served […]