Deputy Sheriffs Chris Parsons and Michael Triplett are honored with reverence during the Washington County BackStoppers Annual Member Appreciation Dinner. The Dinner, sponsored by the YMCA of the Ozarks, is a way of saying thanks to the first responders of Washington County and the residents who support them by giving to BackStoppers as members.
In addition to the Dinner, Washington County BackStoppers has held an annual golf tournament since July of 2007. Following the death of Deputy Sheriff Triplett, the golf tournament was named in his honor. The Deputy Mike Triplett Golf Tournament is the group’s primary fundraiser, bringing in around $8,000 each year. Gloria Triplett, surviving spouse of Deputy Sheriff Triplett, has attended the golf tournament every year since 2008. She spends her time walking the course and thanking each of the players for their support. Most of the same players, teams and sponsors have remained loyal to the tournament for the past 12 years.