December 6, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of Captain Ivan LaGrand

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We are honoring the legacy of Captain Ivan LaGrand of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department who died in the line of duty on December 1, 2021 after battling COVID-19. Captain LaGrand was 54 years old and had dedicated 34 years to emergency services. He served […]
December 2, 2021

We are Now Assisting the Family of Det. Antonio Valentine

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We are now assisting the family of Det. Antonio Valentine of the St. Louis County Police Department who died in the line of duty on December 1, 2021 as a result of injuries sustained from a vehicle crash. He leaves behind his children. We are holding the […]
November 8, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of Battalion Chief Marvin Shaffrey

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We are now assisting the family of Battalion Chief Marvin Shaffrey of the Cedar Hill Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on November 2, 2021 after battling COVID-19. Battalion Chief Shaffrey was 55 years old. He served with the Cedar Hill Fire […]
October 26, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of the Officer Tyler Timmins

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We are now honoring the legacy of Officer Tyler Timmins of the Pontoon Beach Illinois Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty on October 26, 2021 while approaching a suspect of a stolen vehicle. Officer Tyler Timmins was 36 years old […]
September 21, 2021

Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Tickets Now On Sale!

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Tickets for the 34th Annual Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses event are now sale! Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses is a treasured Thanksgiving Eve tradition held at the Enterprise Center showcasing local first responders in a friendly boxing match benefiting BackStoppers. We hope to see you there! Click […]
September 10, 2021

2021 BackStoppers Giving Day Total

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We are proud and thrilled to announce that the 2021 BackStoppers Giving Day raised over $38,000! This incredible amount of support would not be possible with our dedicated supporters, virtual volunteers, and our generous gift matches. Thank you for honoring the families we serve and […]
August 12, 2021

September 9th is BackStoppers Giving Day!

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The BackStoppers Giving Day will be on Thursday, September 9th. This is a 24 hour day of virtual giving in recognition of our 62nd anniversary on September 11th. Our first BackStoppers Giving Day last year raised over $80,000 and we believe with your help we […]
August 5, 2021

Assisting the Family of Officer Brian Pierce, Jr.

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer Brian Pierce, Jr.  of the Brooklyn Police Department who died in the line of duty on August 4, 2021 after being fatally struck by a vehicle of a fleeing suspect. Officer Pierce served with the Brooklyn Police […]
July 27, 2021

Monroe County Presents Donation

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BackStoppers of Monroe County presented $6,100 to BackStoppers from their fundraising efforts through virtual round sponsors which were set up in a response to the cancellation of their 2021 marquee Trivia Night due to COVID. We are grateful for their incredible dedication to our mission […]
July 7, 2021

Spotlight Supporters: Jefferson County

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Perhaps one of the most ambitious BackStoppers Outlying County Supporter Groups is Jefferson County, also known as BSOJC. Since 2009, BSOJC has hosted and aided many fundraising events benefiting BackStoppers. The group’s dedication combined with the fervent backing for the first responder community from the […]