May 3, 2023

Ivy Burns Wins Community Teachers Association Essay Contest

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Ivy Burns, daughter of Ptlm. Lane Burns, EOW 3/17/22, recently won first place Community Teachers Association writing contest at her school. Ivy wrote about her third grade teacher, Mrs. Portell, who helped her tremendously following her father's death. Ivy was honored with the award at a […]
March 21, 2023

Another Successful BackStoppers Month Presented by OG Hospitality Group

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During the month of February OG Hospitality Group held its annual BackStoppers Month benefitting our mission. Every St. Louis Shack Breakfast & Lunch, The Corner Pub & Grill and The Tavern Kitchen & Bar presented customers an opportunity to give to BackStoppers by purchasing a […]
March 13, 2023

We are Now Assisting the Families of Det. Sgt. Mason Griffith and Officer Adam Sullentrup

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We are now assisting the family of Hermann Police Department Det. Sgt. Mason Griffith who was shot and succumbed to injuries sustained on March 12, 2023. Det. Sgt. Griffith was 34 years old.  He leaves behind his loving family.  .fusion-body .fusion-builder-column-6{width:66.6666666667% !important;margin-top : 0px;margin-bottom : 20px;}.fusion-builder-column-6 > […]
February 24, 2023

Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Donates $1 Million for Second Year

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The 35th Annual Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses presented $1 million dollars to BackStoppers for the second year in a row! Since 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has played a predominant part of our mission. The support from this beloved St. Louis tradition has brought in $11 […]
February 1, 2023

OG Hospitality Group BackStoppers Month is Back!

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BackStoppers Month is back! Throughout the month of February when you dine at any St. Louis Shack Breakfast & Lunch, Corner Pub & Grill and Tavern Kitchen & Bar you will be presented the opportunity to purchase a BackStoppers Buck benefiting our mission. .fusion-body .fusion-builder-column-12{width:66.6666666667% !important;margin-top […]
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 […]