We are now assisting the family of Patrolman Lane Burns who was shot and killed on March 17, 2022 after responding to a disturbance call where a suspect opened fire.

Patrolman Burns was 31 years old and had served ten years in law enforcement, and five of those years with the Bonne Terre Police Department.  He leaves behind his 5-year old and 9-year old children and his loving family.

We stand by the family and friends of Patrolman Burns, the Bonne Terre Police Department and every life that Patrolman Burns touched. Patrolman Burns will honored and we will never forget his sacrifice.

“My heart is heavy and is with everyone who loved Patrolman Lane Burns. This is a great tragedy and there have been far too many. We will support the family of Patrolman Burns and his legacy will be honored.” – Chief Ron Battelle, BackStoppers Executive Director

Ptlm. Lane Burns

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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