March 2, 2016

Assisting the Family of Officer Ronald Strittmatter

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We have just learned of the line of duty death of Officer Ronald Strittmatter of the Lakeshire Police Department and are now assisting his family.  Officer Strittmatter suffered a heart attack at home on January 3, 2015 following a shift during which he was on multiple calls. Officer Strittmatter […]
February 23, 2016

The BackStoppers Receives Record Donation from Guns ‘N Hoses

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We've received a record breaking $443,836.50 from the 29th Annual Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses!  This donation brings the total raised since 1987 to an incredible $5.5 million. The BackStoppers President Mike Shanahan, Board Member Jack Martorelli, St. Louis Guns 'N Hoses President David Stokes, Mayor Francis Slay, The […]
August 24, 2015

Assisting the Family of Sgt. Peggy Vassallo

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// // <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/backstoppers/photos_stream?_fb_noscript=1" />The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Sgt. Peggy Vassallo of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department who died in the line of duty on August 24, 2015 while standing outside of a vehicle. Sgt. Vassallo ran the D.A.R.E. […]
July 1, 2015

“Be a Shield” Membership Drive a Success!

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We're happy to announce that our first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive held throughout the month of June was a success!  Thank you to everyone who joined, renewed, and shared our mission with others.  It is because of your membership, outreach, and support that we're able to […]
May 28, 2015

Announcing the first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive!

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Beginning on June 1st, we are kicking off our first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive. The membership drive will take place throughout the month of June, and we’re excited to make this an annual event! There are currently just over 2,000 BackStoppers members. We’ve set a modest […]
May 20, 2015

Assisting the Family of City Marshal of Miramiguoa Village Kevin Dziejma

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of City Marshal of Miramiguoa Village Kevin Dziejma who died in the line of duty on May 18, 2015 during a traffic stop. Marshal Dziejma served as the City Marshal of Miramiguoa Village for five years.  He is survived […]
May 4, 2015

Assisting the Family of Firefighter/Engineer Larry W. Lawhorn

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Firefighter/Engineer Larry W. Lawhorn of the Orchard Farm Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on May 3, 2015 while en route to a structure fire in Portage des Sioux. Firefighter Lawhorn was a 17 […]
May 1, 2015

Connect with Us on Social Media

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Connect with us and stay up to the minute!  Like us on Facebook at /BackStoppers and follow us on Twitter @TheBackStoppers and Instagram @BackStoppers.           Be sure to subscribe to our Facebook events page to receive invites to the events in your area.  And when […]
May 1, 2015

Welcome to BackStoppers.org

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Thank you for your visiting BackStoppers.org! We're glad you're here. Explore the site to learn about how we help the families of fallen first responders, BackStoppers fundraisers and events, becoming a BackStopper, and more. Contact us with any questions. Your support of our mission helps us […]

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