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 […]
June 24, 2020

Spotlight Supporters: Franklin County

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For over a decade a strong group of volunteers have dedicated their time and energy raising awareness and support. The Franklin County BackStoppers supporter group is integral to the growth of our cause, and we are honored to share with you their efforts. With a population […]
June 24, 2020

Officer Tenorio

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You have probably seen Officer Tenorio directing traffic on his motorcycle, interacting with St. Louisans and letting awe inspired kids sit on his decked-out motorcycle during parades. Last June, Downtown St. Louis became a sea of blue as thousands gathered in celebration of the St. […]
June 24, 2020

Jamelah’s Story

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When we watch a movie or television show we see it with seamless shots and edits. We often leave the viewing with the performances of the actors as the main takeaway, but what we normally do not see is everything behind the scenes that makes that finished […]
June 24, 2020

Collin’s Championship

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Collin Grass’ football jersey is stitched with the number 27, the same number his father, Firefighter David Grass, Jr., EOW 7/8/09, wore when he claimed a football championship during his senior year of high school. Collin was only nine years old when his father died […]