“We Continue to Keep His Legacy Alive”

May 3, 2019 marked the 17th anniversary of the deaths of the St. Louis Fire Department’s Capt. Derek Martin and Capt. Robert Morrison. Both brave men lost their lives battling the same fire and leaving behind their spouses and children. Today their children have reached adulthood and are embarking on new journeys. Capt. Derek Martin … Read more“We Continue to Keep His Legacy Alive”

“Give it to Me Straight”: Barbara’s Story

Officer Ryan O’Connor of the Arnold Police Department was shot by a suspect he was transporting. His wife, Barbara O’Connor, relives the tragic events of December 5, 2017. Barbara shares, “Ryan always told me he knew without a doubt that the BackStoppers would rise to the occasion should our worst fears became reality. And they … Read more“Give it to Me Straight”: Barbara’s Story

Small Supporters Make a Big Difference

We have seen an incredible response of support from the community this summer, especially from our young supporters. Selling lemonade and refreshments with proceeds benefiting BackStoppers was how these dedicated groups helped our mission.   We would like to thank and recognize the Bialecki Family, the Soaib Cousins, the Forest Haven Neighborhood Kids and Heidi, … Read moreSmall Supporters Make a Big Difference

We Will Never Forget

The first half of 2019 brought tragedy to the community when we lost three heroes, Capt. Jacob “Jake” Ringering, EOW 3/5/19, Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore, EOW 6/8/19, and Officer Michael Langsdorf, EOW 6/23/19. These brave public servants left behind families including 7 dependent children that we are honored to serve. The support BackStoppers provides to … Read moreWe Will Never Forget

Assisting the Family of Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore

The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore of the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on June 8, 2019 as a result of suffering a medical emergency. Firefighter Paramedic Moore served with the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District for 17 years. He was a … Read moreAssisting the Family of Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore

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