January 3, 2023

Legacy Giving: The Murphy Family

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Sgt. Jesse L. Murphy, Jr. and his wife, Avis G. Murphy dedicated their lives to public service. Sgt. Murphy served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 33 years, and Avis served 25 years as the supervisor of the Troop C record room. They both […]
December 21, 2022

Serving on the Home Front and Overseas: Joe Strehl

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Joe Strehl, son of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency, Det. Stephen Strehl, EOW 11/19/93, has devoted his life to serving our community and country. Last December Joe was sent to a nine-month long overseas deployment to the Middle East in support […]
December 15, 2022

A Junior Firefighter in the Making: CJ Moore

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CJ Moore, son of Maryland Heights Fire Protection District Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore, EOW 6/8/19, became a Junior Firefighter this year. The Eureka Fire Protection District Junior Firefighters Program is made for young people with an eagerness to learn more about fire and rescue, emergency […]
October 17, 2022

This Week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

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This week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Did you know that you can plan a legacy gift to BackStoppers when planning your estate? This is a great way to make a lasting mark on our mission and touch the lives of the children and […]
August 10, 2022

Sch’erica Wilson

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EMT Scherese Bishop lost her life in the line of duty on March 11, 2011. She served with the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District for three years, and she left behind her 7-year old daughter, Sch’erica. Eleven years later, Sch’erica opens up about who […]
July 5, 2022

Honoring Chief Todd Werner

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On July 1, 2021, Chief Todd Werner made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. He left behind his wife and three adult sons. Chief Werner was not only a dedicated Fire Chief, he was also an active member of his community. Chief Werner dedicated over […]
June 6, 2022

Upcoming Golf Tournaments Benefiting Our Mission

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Support Our Mission This Month! There is still time to register or sponsor for golf tournaments benefiting our mission this month! • 17th Annual Bill "Mac" McEntee Memorial Golf Tournament - June 20th at Greenbriar Hills Country Club- Click here for events details and registration information. • The […]
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 […]