We are now assisting the family of Firefighter Lloyd Ruediger who passed away at home on June 26, 2023 after he responded to a residential structural fire the previous evening.

Firefighter Ruediger was 84 years old and had served 59 years with the New Haven-Berger Fire Protection District. He leaves behind a loving family.

Our hearts are with the family, friends, coworkers and all who knew and loved Firefighter Ruediger.

“My deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Firefighter Lloyd Ruediger and all the lives that he touched. He lived a life dedicated to public service and his legacy will be forever honored.” – Chief Ron Battelle, BackStoppers Executive Director

Firefighter Lloyd Ruediger EOW 6/26/23 New Haven-Berger Fire Protection District

When a line of duty death occurs, The BackStoppers steps in with immediate assistance that is then ongoing.  After immediately providing $10,000 to the family to be used in whatever way they need, we meet with the family of the fallen, eliminate their debt, and arrange to provide ongoing support for expenses such as health care, tuition, and more.  The BackStoppers is always there.  We’re able to offer life-long assistance to the families of the fallen because of the generous support of members and donors.

We recognize the tremendous sacrifices that public servants make every day when they go to work. We understand the burdens placed on surviving spouses and children when tragedies occur. We believe our community has an obligation to care for the loved ones of those who have protected us. We accept the responsibility to make that happen.  Join us in our cause.  Help us provide life-long support for families of fallen heroes by donating or joining online or by mail to the address below.

The BackStoppers, Inc.
PO Box 795168
Saint Louis, MO 63179-0700

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