Assisting the Family of Officer Ronald Strittmatter

We have just learned of the line of duty death of Officer Ronald Strittmatter of the Lakeshire Police Department and are now assisting his family.  Officer Strittmatter suffered a heart attack at home on January 3, 2015 following a shift during which he was on multiple calls. Officer Strittmatter retired from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department after … Read moreAssisting the Family of Officer Ronald Strittmatter

The BackStoppers Receives Record Donation from Guns ‘N Hoses

We’ve received a record breaking $443,836.50 from the 29th Annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses!  This donation brings the total raised since 1987 to an incredible $5.5 million. “Without the support of Guns ‘N Hoses, we would not be able to support the 75 families with 64 children who unfortunately have lost loved ones,” said Chief Ron Battelle, … Read moreThe BackStoppers Receives Record Donation from Guns ‘N Hoses

Assisting the Family of Sgt. Peggy Vassallo

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/backstoppers/photos_stream?_fb_noscript=1″ />The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Sgt. Peggy Vassallo of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department who died in the line of duty on August 24, 2015 while standing outside of a vehicle. Sgt. Vassallo ran the D.A.R.E. and Neighborhood Watch programs and was the community relations officer for the … Read moreAssisting the Family of Sgt. Peggy Vassallo

“Be a Shield” Membership Drive a Success!

We’re happy to announce that our first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive held throughout the month of June was a success!  Thank you to everyone who joined, renewed, and shared our mission with others.  It is because of your membership, outreach, and support that we’re able to assist the families of our fallen heroes.  We greatly appreciate … Read more“Be a Shield” Membership Drive a Success!

Announcing the first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive!

Beginning on June 1st, we are kicking off our first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive. The membership drive will take place throughout the month of June, and we’re excited to make this an annual event! There are currently just over 2,000 BackStoppers members. We’ve set a modest goal of increasing membership to 3,000 members by the end … Read moreAnnouncing the first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive!

Assisting the Family of City Marshal of Miramiguoa Village Kevin Dziejma

The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of City Marshal of Miramiguoa Village Kevin Dziejma who died in the line of duty on May 18, 2015 during a traffic stop. Marshal Dziejma served as the City Marshal of Miramiguoa Village for five years.  He is survived by two adult children, one of whom is a … Read moreAssisting the Family of City Marshal of Miramiguoa Village Kevin Dziejma

Assisting the Family of Firefighter/Engineer Larry W. Lawhorn

The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Firefighter/Engineer Larry W. Lawhorn of the Orchard Farm Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on May 3, 2015 while en route to a structure fire in Portage des Sioux. Firefighter Lawhorn was a 17 year member of OFFPD and served with the St. … Read moreAssisting the Family of Firefighter/Engineer Larry W. Lawhorn