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

Historical Day for Budwesier Guns ‘N Hoses

One night. One mission. One legendary impact. What an unbelievable record-breaking year for the 32nd year of Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses. This morning, BackStoppers was presented the largest donation in Guns ‘N Hoses history with a grand total of $800,000! Guns ‘N Hoses and the St. Louis community have once again exceeded all expectations. By … Read moreHistorical Day for Budwesier Guns ‘N Hoses

One Mission. One Night. Legendary Impact

For 32 years, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has captivated both the first responder and boxing communities, bringing the two groups together in epic bouts. Just like the Gateway Arch, St. Louis proudly claims Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses as its own monumental tradition, an awe-inspiring mainstay. It is the event to attend on Thanksgiving Eve. Before … Read moreOne Mission. One Night. Legendary Impact

Rollin’ Out Awareness

Eight years ago, Rollin’for BackStoppers Executive Director, Lt. Cheryl E. Orange with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, saw a need in the first responder community. She had a vision of gathering minority communities, specifically African American, and spreading awareness of the BackStoppers’ mission. Lt. Orange’s vision became a reality, and Rollin’ for BackStoppers was … Read moreRollin’ Out Awareness

Students Making a Difference: The Fallen Officer Project

A group of students from Culver-Stockton College were presented an opportunity to honor a fallen officer and support the mission of BackStoppers. Criminal Justice Lecturer and Reserve Deputy in Monticello, Missori Seth McBride designed a student led project to help students remember officers that made the ultimate sacrifice and simultaneously create awareness and support. “I … Read moreStudents Making a Difference: The Fallen Officer Project

Spotlight Supporters: Monroe County

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 our coverage area. These groups, called Outlying County Supporter Groups, are … Read moreSpotlight Supporters: Monroe County

Tradition of Heart and Community: The Jordan Family

Officer Robert Jordan served in the Divisions of Patrol, Operational Support and Criminal Investigation for the St. Louis Police Department. He was also a Police Recruiter and received numerous letters of commendation and appreciation from the department and the community he served. Husband to school teacher Emmagene Jordan, father of five from toddler to teenager, … Read moreTradition of Heart and Community: The Jordan Family

A Lineage of Public Service

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, more than 40 years later, the family’s heritage of honor is … Read moreA Lineage of Public Service

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