History in the Making: Guns ‘N Hoses 2017

Guns ‘N Hoses has once again broken a record in their 31-year history, raising $700,000 for BackStoppers! Since 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has contributed $6.8 million to the BackStoppers mission. These staggering numbers are not possible without the help and dedication of those that work all year round to make this event such a … Read moreHistory in the Making: Guns ‘N Hoses 2017

Spirit of St. Louis Ends Strong

The Spirit of St. Louis Campaign has officially concluded with a lucky winner! Since November, the community has come together in the spirit of giving and has supported the mission of BackStoppers, Variety the Children’s Charity, and St. Louis Area Foodbank. A $10 donation to any of the three charities was entered into a drawing … Read moreSpirit of St. Louis Ends Strong

From a Competitive Training Program to a Fulfilling Career

You met Whitney Neal, daughter of St. Louis County Police Detective Willie Neal, Jr., EOW 1/29/97, last year. When Whitney was featured in the June 2016 issue of The BackStoppers newsletter, she was enrolled in a competitive Pathologists’ Assistant program and looking ahead to her dream career. Since then, Whitney has completed the program, passed … Read moreFrom a Competitive Training Program to a Fulfilling Career

Family and Friends Honor Officer Snyder

This fall, Dr. Adam Snyder organized a golf tournament honoring the memory of his younger brother, fallen hero Officer Blake Snyder.  Dedicated friends Pat and Kim Lawrence, Wesley Strowmatt, and Toby Henesey made up the organizing committee, and the event was a fantastic success.  Held on September 22, 2017 at Rolling Hills Golf Course in … Read moreFamily and Friends Honor Officer Snyder

Baking for BackStoppers: One Family’s Mission to Make a Difference

The Schrunk family decided to support the BackStoppers in a delicious way. Janel and her daughter, Allison, made it their mission to hold an annual bake sale in honor of Officer Blake Snyder, EOW 10/06/2016. Janel reflects on the previous year’s events that inspired her family’s decision to honor Officer Snyder in their own special … Read moreBaking for BackStoppers: One Family’s Mission to Make a Difference

Assistance to Officer Glasby and O’Connor

  We are providing financial assistance to Officer Gary Glasby of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department who was catastrophically injured in a vehicle accident earlier in the year, and Officer Ryan O’Connor of the Arnold MO Police Department who remains in critical condition from injuries sustained while transporting a burglary suspect on December 5th. … Read moreAssistance to Officer Glasby and O’Connor

Assistance for Officer Ryan O’Connor

The BackStoppers has provided $5,000 in assistance to Officer Ryan O’Connor of the Arnold Police Department.  Officer Ryan O’Connor, 44, sustained life-threatening injuries while transporting a burglary suspect to the Arnold Police Department today, December 5th, 2017. Officer O’Connor is a three year veteran of the Arnold Police Department.  He has been in law enforcement … Read moreAssistance for Officer Ryan O’Connor

Assistance for Officer Matt Crosby

Today we are honored to present Officer Matt Crosby with assistance in the amount of $50,000.  Officer Crosby was shot and catastrophically injured in the line of duty while serving with the Rock Hill Police Department.  Officer Crosby has made a tremendous sacrifice for our safety. Because of the community’s generosity, The BackStoppers is able to … Read moreAssistance for Officer Matt Crosby