November 21, 2023

Welcome Home, Officer Sullentrup!

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On March 12, 2023, Det. Sgt. Mason Griffith and Officer Adam Sullentrup of the Hermann Police Department, responded to a disturbance call at a business. Det. Sgt. Griffith was shot and killed and Officer Sullentrup was catastrophically injured. We immediately began providing support to the […]
September 26, 2023

BackStoppers Chosen as Beneficiary for 2024 St. Charles County Mayors’ Charity Ball

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We are excited to announce that BackStoppers has been chosen as a beneficiary for the 2024 St. Charles County Mayors' Charity Ball! The 2024 St. Charles County Mayors' Charity Ball, Boots & Bling, will be held on March 16, 2024 at the St. Charles Convention Center.  You […]
August 3, 2023

Spotlight Supporters: BackStoppers of Perry County, Illinois

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We recently expanded our coverage area into 10 new counties, including Perry County, Illinois. Perry County residents Capt. (Ret.) Dave and Christine Houston immediately engaged and formed the BackStoppers of Perry County, Illinois Outlying County Supporter Group.  BackStoppers Outlying County Supporter Groups consist of dedicated […]
July 24, 2023

From the Werner Family

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"On July 1, 2021, our lives were forever changed.  I wasn’t sure what would happen without my best friend by my side. Todd was my true and steady, the calm in the storm and without him I was lost, scared and wasn’t sure how I […]
July 18, 2023

The BackStoppers App is Here!

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You can now download the BackStoppers app on your Iphone or Android device! Users will be able to access and receive push notifications for BackStoppers announcements and stay up to date with upcoming events, news and giving options. You can download the BackStoppers app on […]
July 13, 2023

A Tribute to Chief (Ret.) Robert Dick

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A BackStoppers Family Friend commits to personally connecting with families we serve and ensuring that all their needs are being met. Chief (Ret.) Robert Dick began serving as a Family Friend in the 1960s, making him the longest serving Family Friend to date. He left […]
June 28, 2023

We are Now Assisting the Family of Firefighter Lloyd Ruediger

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We are now assisting the family of Firefighter Lloyd Ruediger who passed away at home on June 26, 2023 after he responded to a residential structural fire the previous evening. Firefighter Ruediger was 84 years old and had served 59 years with the New Haven-Berger Fire […]
June 22, 2023

Lily Shaffrey

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Lily Shaffrey, daughter of Cedar Hill Fire Battalion Chief Marvin Shaffrey, EOW 11/2/21, addressed the attendees of the BackStoppers Annual Membership Dinner held in April. Lily boldly shared memories of her father, how she continues to honor his memory today and her endeavors and goals. “On […]
May 3, 2023

Ivy Burns Wins Community Teachers Association Essay Contest

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Ivy Burns, daughter of Bonne Terre Police Ptlm. Lane Burns, EOW 3/17/22, recently won first place in the fourth grade category for the Community Teachers Association writing contest. Ivy wrote about her third grade teacher, Mrs. Portell, who helped her tremendously following her father’s death. Ivy […]
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 […]