The BackStoppers Inc.
10411 Clayton Rd Suite A5 (Le Chateau Village)
Phone: 314.692.0200/Toll Free: 866.539.0521
The BackStoppers' assistance is immediate and ongoing. Within hours of the death of a police officer, firefighter, publicly-funded paramedic or EMT, his or her family receives a check for $5,000 from The BackStoppers with assurance of further help.
Within a few weeks, The BackStoppers' representatives meet with the surviving spouse to identify the family's other financial obligations. The organization's goal is to make the family debt-free, and then to provide ongoing support for education and other extraordinary expenses.
* Assumption of financial obligations (i.e., mortgage payments, automobile payments, credit card debt, loan debt, taxes, insurance, etc.) as funding permits
* Health and dental insurance, if needed
* Elementary and secondary educational assistance grades K–12
* College/vocational tuition assistance to spouse/survivors
* Holiday gift to family
* Miscellaneous assistance as approved by Board of Directors (i.e., home repairs, unusual medical expenses, etc.)
* Financial counseling
These benefits are not all-inclusive.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C Counties Served:
St. Louis City
St. Louis County
Illinois State Police District 11 Counties Served:
Managed with Care:
A 30-member board of directors administers the organization and approves financial support awards. Each year, six directors are selected to fill three-year terms, and board officers are elected annually. An executive director oversees day-to-day operations.
Official Facebook page of The BackStoppers, Inc. 501(c)3 providing needed financial assistance to the families of fallen first responders.
The BackStoppers provides needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and children of all police officers, firefighters, publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs and volunteer fire protection units in our coverage area who have lost their lives performing their duty.
The BackStoppers continues to support the surviving spouse unless or until he or she remarries, and supports the surviving children until they reach age 21 or complete their post-secondary education. Deaths from natural causes, illnesses or injuries are outside the organization’s scope.
The BackStoppers Social Media Guidelines
Factual Information: If something posted seems factually questionable, it may be deleted to avoid any negative repercussions.
Copyright & Fair Use Laws: Make sure you have the right to use material before publish
The BackStoppers recognizes 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
Report a Problem
Blue Knights Golf TournamentThe Blue Knights Illinois 13 present the annual Golf Tournament benefiting The BackStoppers and Responder Rescue on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Spencer T. Olin Golf...
12:00 PM - 04/29/2017
Give STL DayThe BackStoppers Inc. will be participating in Give STL Day this year on Thursday, May 11th! Give STL Day is an oppurtunity for the community to come together and...
12:00 AM - 05/11/2017
St. Francois County Banquet benefiting BackStoppersThe Annual Membership Banquet presented by a great group of dedicated supporters, Backstoppers of St. Francois County, is Friday, May 12th at Twin Oaks Vineyard...
06:00 PM - 05/12/2017
Belleville Main Street MarathonThe 2nd Annual Belleville Main Street Marathon on September 30, 2017 is a Boston Marathon qualifying course benefiting The BackStoppers Inc. and Belleville Parks...
07:00 AM - 09/30/2017
Bags Tournament & Mouse Races1-800-BOARDUP presents the Bags Tournament and Mouse Races benefiting The BackStoppers Inc. on April 22nd! The Bags Tournament begins at 6pm and the Mouse Races...
06:00 PM - 04/22/2017
McDonald's FundraiserOn Tuesday, April 18th, 20% of all sales with the flyer presented at participating McDonald's locations will be donated to The BackStoppers! Plus, special appearances...
11:00 AM - 04/18/2017
BoI-StL Trivia NightBring your family and friends to a fun night of trivia on all subjects at the Brotherhood of Iron - St. Louis Annual Tivia Night for BackStoppers on Saturday, April...
06:00 PM - 04/08/2017
WM Nobbe & Co Grand ReopeningThe Wm. Nobbe & Co., Inc. Grand Reopening Family Day and Tractor Show is Saturday, April 1st from 11am to 3pm at 3575 Veterans Memorial Parkway in St. Charles! ...
11:00 AM - 04/01/2017
Lucky 7 Casino NightYou are invited to Belleza Salon's Lucky 7 Casino Night benefiting BackStoppers on March 4th from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at 3449 Pheasant Meadows. The evening features...
04:30 PM - 03/04/2017
Knocker Ball TournamentWhiteside Middle School (111 Warrior Way) is hosting a Knocker-Ball Tournament on Friday, January 27th from 6pm to 9pm! All play is from 8pm to 9pm and is $5 for...
06:00 PM - 01/27/2017
Germantown Fire Dept BreakfastThe Germantown Fire Department Annual Breakfast is Sunday, January 22 from 7:30am to 11:30am at the Germantown American Legion (1105 Sycamore St). The breakfast...
07:30 AM - 01/22/2017
Redneck Trivia presents Back to the 80s Trivia NightRedneck Trivia presents the Back to the 80's Trivia Night featuring attendance prizes, gun raffle, and prizes for the Best Dressed and Best Decorated Tables. The...
05:00 PM - 01/21/2017
Breakfast for BackStoppersThe Bartelso Knights of Columbus and Sante Fe Fire Department present the Annual Breakfast for Backstoppers on Sunday, January 8th from 8am to 12pm at 304 South...
08:00 AM - 01/08/2017
First Responders TreeGreat Southern Bank invites you to decorate the First Responder Tree! Join us this Saturday, December 3rd from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at 2981 Dougherty Ferry Rd. The...
02:30 PM - 12/03/2016
6th Annual DARE to Run for BackStoppersGet ready for the 6th Annual D.A.R.E. to Run for BackStoppers 5K/10K & Kids' Fun Run! The Millstadt Police Department had a great turnout last year, and excited...
09:00 AM - 11/05/2016
37th Annual Glendale Firehouse RunJoin us for the 37th Annual Glendale Firehouse Run! Click interested or check back for details to be added as the event nears. Last year's run featured three distances...
02:00 AM - 10/30/2016
Missouri Mules Annual Golf TournamentThe Missouri Mules is a fraternal organization of firefighters and retirees whose roots date back to 1949. Their Annual Golf Tournament features lunch, dinner,...
09:30 AM - 09/30/2016
Hills and Hollows Half MarathonThe 12th Annual Melvin J. Fisher Hills and Hollows Half Marathon, 5K Event has been chosen as the Illinois RRCA State Championship Half Marathon for 2016! The event...
08:00 AM - 09/24/2016
4th Annual Chic Lumber Car ShowThe 4th Annual Chic Lumber & Hardware Charity Car Show is September 17th. Register between 10am and noon and enjoy live music, raffles, goody bags for the first...
12:00 PM - 09/17/2016
2nd Annual Pistols and Pumpers Kickball TournamentThe date has been set for the 2nd Annual Pistols and Pumpers Kickball Tournament presented by the Swansea Fire Department and Swansea Police Department on September...
04:00 AM - 09/10/2016
Car Show, Guns & Hoses Softball, & Grizzlies GameA Car Show, Band, Guns & Hoses Softball Game, and Gateway Grizzlies Baseball Game all for $15! Car Show registration - 3:15pm Car show - 3:30pm Band begins - 4pm Guns...
04:30 PM - 08/21/2016
Bowling for BackStoppersThe Illinois Fraternal Order of Police - Belleville Lodge #226 and Belleville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 53 present Bowling for BackStoppers at Bel-Air...
12:00 PM - 08/06/2016
FilAm St. Louis
Car racing in north St. Louis neighborhood fatally struck girl, 6 - https://t.co/Hzd9BeYj7y https://t.co/KNGmOSLn97 #STL
TMJ-STL Nursing Jobs
Can you recommend anyone for this #job in #StLouis, MO? https://t.co/0Nf2hGXMcM #Nursing #Hiring
RT @4theSakeofAll: Escaping #poverty requires almost 20 years with nearly nothing going wrong. https://t.co/5kNfoxrTpo. #equity #stl
TMJ-STL HRTA Jobs
If you're looking for work in #StLouis, MO, check out this #job: https://t.co/1DfpDp4M3U #parttime #Hospitality… https://t.co/n8Xfh9dFxA
Love me a rainy day #stl https://t.co/Q8aRmnDUhp
@kingarthurmovie @wbpictures Saw sneak screening last night @AMCTheatres #STL awesome movie! #allhailkingarthur… https://t.co/ZrYhDIogV7
TM-STL Health Jobs
See our latest #StLouis, MO #job and click to apply: Home Health Occupational Therapist, OT -… https://t.co/1TRfQt6gmD
@grenadine @belt_magazine Can definitely put you in touch w/ some brilliant writers. Whatever happens, yes please f… https://t.co/avJpO9mxuf
TMJ-STL Nursing Jobs
Want to work at Barnes-Jewish Hospital? We're #hiring in #StLouis, MO! Click for details: https://t.co/vPBrtF4ZT5 #Nursing #Job #Jobs
BALLWIN: eastbound Manchester Road, near Ballpark Drive, a stall in traffic @Y98 #STL https://t.co/yizIuXnD59 #STLtraffic #Y98