April 29, 2019

Give STL Day is May 1st!

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The St. Louis Community Foundation presents Give STL Day 2019 on Wednesday, May 1st! Give STL Day is a 24-hour day of online giving for non-profits in the St. Louis area. In 2018, over $2,500 was raised for BackStoppers. This year our goal is to […]
March 6, 2019

Assisting the Family of Captain Jacob Ringering

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Captain Jacob “Jake” Ringering of the Godfrey Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on March 5, 2019. Captain Ringering died as a result of injuries he sustained when a portion of a home […]
February 13, 2019

Historical Day for Budwesier Guns ‘N Hoses

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One night. One mission. One legendary impact. What an unbelievable record-breaking year for the 32nd year of Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses. This morning, BackStoppers was presented the largest donation in Guns ‘N Hoses history with a grand total of $800,000! Guns ‘N Hoses and […]
January 25, 2019

One Mission. One Night. Legendary Impact

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For 32 years, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has captivated both the first responder and boxing communities, bringing the two groups together in epic bouts. Just like the Gateway Arch, St. Louis proudly claims Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses as its own monumental tradition, an awe-inspiring […]
January 15, 2019

Rollin’ Out Awareness

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Eight years ago, Rollin’for BackStoppers Executive Director, Lt. Cheryl E. Orange with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, saw a need in the first responder community. She had a vision of gathering minority communities, specifically African American, and spreading awareness of the BackStoppers’ mission. […]
January 15, 2019

Students Making a Difference: The Fallen Officer Project

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A group of students from Culver-Stockton College were presented an opportunity to honor a fallen officer and support the mission of BackStoppers. Criminal Justice Lecturer and Reserve Deputy in Monticello, Missori Seth McBride designed a student led project to help students remember officers that […]
January 7, 2019

Spotlight Supporters: Monroe County

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The BackStoppers serves 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois. Because the region served by BackStoppers extends beyond St. Louis, we rely on groups of supporters who volunteer their time to help raise awareness of and funds for our mission in the outlying counties of […]
December 31, 2018

Tradition of Heart and Community: The Jordan Family

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Officer Robert Jordan served in the Divisions of Patrol, Operational Support and Criminal Investigation for the St. Louis Police Department. He was also a Police Recruiter and received numerous letters of commendation and appreciation from the department and the community he served. Husband to […]
December 27, 2018

A Lineage of Public Service

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On April 30, 1977, St. Louis County Police Officer James Reifschneider was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a motorist and killed, leaving behind his wife, Sue Reifschneider, and their three children.  The BackStoppers immediately began assisting the Reifschneider family.  Now, […]
October 28, 2018

Assisting the Family of Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Auxiliary Officer Ricardo Davis of the Washington Park Police Department who died in the line of duty on October 27, 2018 as a result of injuries sustained when he fell from the Poplar Street Bridge during […]

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