Being back home means continuing his service as an officer and beginning a new endeavor. “I am very excited to get back on the streets and return to police work. I also just enrolled in grad school through Missouri State University. I am really looking forward to restarting my higher education aspirations in January 2023!”
Along with everything else, Joe also dedicates his time to BackStoppers by serving as President of the BackStoppers Development Board and as a member of the First Responder Membership Campaign committee. He emphasizes the importance of this campaign and why he is particularly invested, “Now is an excellent time for first responders to step up and take ownership in this organization that give back to our community without asking for anything in return. While this campaign is completely voluntary and non-obligatory, it is our duty to help our fellow brothers’ and sisters’ families in their time of need after a tragedy. For me, being a BackStopper gave me peace of mind before every shift. Knowing that my family will be supported if anything were to happen to me really sets me at ease.”
We are incredibly grateful to Joe for his service to our country, community and to our mission. It is an absolute thrill to witness his life unfold and cheer on his many accomplishments. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for him.