September 11, 2020

BackStoppers Giving Day Outcome and 61st Anniversary

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What began as a $15,000 goal for the very first BackStoppers Giving Day ended with a total of $80,847 raised! The success of this virtual day of giving was met because of the dedication from our supporters, the generosity of donors who pledged matches and […]
September 9, 2020

Voices of BackStoppers: Annette Jansen

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Today is the anniversary of Officer Grant Jansen's end of watch date, who was killed in the line of duty in a single vehicle crash on September 10, 2008. Officer Jansen left behind his wife, Annette, who was six weeks pregnant, and their six year […]
September 7, 2020

Voices of BackStoppers: Ashley Mudd

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The daughter of  Vinita Park Police Department's Capt. William "Mick" Mudd, EOW 12/16/10, shares her account of the day her father's death and her thoughts on BackStoppers. "Hi, my name is Ashley Mudd and this is my story. My family consisted of my mom, dad, brother […]
September 1, 2020

First BackStoppers Giving Day Donation Match

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The BackStoppers Giving Day, a 24 hour virtual day of giving set to take place on September 10th, is off to a strong start for early giving donations. There was a short term goal of reaching $500 before the official start of the Giving Day […]
August 31, 2020

Assisting the Family of Officer Tamarris Bohannon

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer Tamarris L. Bohannon of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department who was shot and killed upon responding to a call on August 29, 2020. Officer Bohannon was 29 years old and had served with the St. Louis […]
August 30, 2020

Sending Our Prayers to STLMPD Officers

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Our deepest prayers are extended to the two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officers who were shot last night while performing their duties. "Our thoughts and prayers reside with these two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officers who faced a great danger while serving and protecting our community." […]
August 28, 2020

We Honor and Remember Jack Martorelli

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We honor and remember Jack Martorelli and his fervent dedication to our mission and the families we serve. Jack served on the BackStoppers Board of Directors and as Tournament Director for Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses. He was a prime mover of Guns ‘N Hoses and […]
August 14, 2020

Announcing BackStoppers Giving Day!

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We are very excited to announce that we are presenting our first BackStoppers Giving Day on September 10th! In recognition of our 61st anniversary, this will be a 24 hour day of online giving. Our BackStoppers Giving Day goal is $15,000! Some very generous supporters have […]
July 16, 2020

BackStoppers Assists two Paramedics Severely Injured On Duty

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The BackStoppers is providing assistance to two Jefferson County Paramedics who were severely injured in a vehicle accident on July 12, 2020. Both paramedics serve with the Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District. Each will be given assistance to aid with medical costs and other expenses. “We recognize the […]
July 7, 2020

Assisting the Family of Lt./Fire Marshal Ronald W. Wehlage, Jr.

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Lt./Fire Marshal Ronald W. Wehlage, Jr., EOW 6/30/20. Lt./Fire Marshal Ronald W. Wehlage, Jr. of the DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District suffered a fatal heart attack at home following his shift during which he completed a medical run. Lt./Fire […]

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