December 6, 2020

Assisting the Family of Sgt. Herschel Turner, Jr.

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Sgt. Herschel Turner, Jr. of the Moline Acres Police Department who succumbed to injuries sustained when he was apparently struck by another police vehicle during a traffic stop on December 5, 2020. Sgt. Turner served 22 years as […]
November 12, 2020

Budweiser St. Louis Metro Boxing Showdown Postponed

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The 34th Annual Budweiser St. Louis Metro Boxing Showdown scheduled to be broadcasted live on Thanksgiving Eve has been postponed.  This hard decision was made by the St. Louis Guns 'N Hoses Association, and there will be plans for this tradition in 2021. We would like […]
November 6, 2020

Get Ready for Thanksgiving Eve!

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We are very close to the 34th Annual St. Louis Metro Boxing Showdown! Whether you plan to attend a watch party or view from your home, we hope that you join us on Thanksgiving Eve and support our mission. Looking for a watch party near you […]
October 28, 2020

Amy Marxkors’ Run for BackStoppers!

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Amy Marxkors of KMOX's The Charlie Brennan Show with Amy Marxkors will be showing her support of our mission in her own unique and challenging way. On November 12th Amy will begin a six hour run beginning at 6am till noon. During this time, Amy […]
October 15, 2020

St. Louis Fire Stations Book Now Available

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St. Louis Fire Stations by Robert Pauly with Capt. Dennis Maag is now available to purchase! This historical book captures the history of the St. Louis Fire Department like never before with rare photos and insights. Proceeds from the book will benefit BackStoppers. We are honored […]
October 12, 2020

34th Annual Budweiser St. Louis Metro Boxing Showdown

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The 34th Annual Budweiser St. Louis Metro Boxing Showdown event will look different this year. Due to COVID-19 there will be no ticket sales. The event will be broadcasted live and streamed on Wednesday, November 25th on Fox 2 from 7pm to 9pm. Viewers will still […]
October 1, 2020

2020 BackStoppers Member Drive Begins Today!

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Starting today through October 31st the 2020 BackStoppers Member Drive is on! During this month supporters will have the opportunity to learn more about membership, take advantage of new Member Drive benefits and join or renew a membership valid for 2020 and 2021. Memberships play a […]
September 11, 2020

BackStoppers Giving Day Outcome and 61st Anniversary

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What began as a $15,000 goal for the very first BackStoppers Giving Day ended with a total of $80,847 raised! The success of this virtual day of giving was met because of the dedication from our supporters, the generosity of donors who pledged matches and […]
September 9, 2020

Voices of BackStoppers: Annette Jansen

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Today is the anniversary of Officer Grant Jansen's end of watch date, who was killed in the line of duty in a single vehicle crash on September 10, 2008. Officer Jansen left behind his wife, Annette, who was six weeks pregnant, and their six year […]
September 7, 2020

Voices of BackStoppers: Ashley Mudd

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The daughter of  Vinita Park Police Department's Capt. William "Mick" Mudd, EOW 12/16/10, shares her account of the day her father's death and her thoughts on BackStoppers. "Hi, my name is Ashley Mudd and this is my story. My family consisted of my mom, dad, brother […]