Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Ellisville Police Department is selling Santa ornaments to benefit the Backstoppers organization.
Ellisville Police Department will continue to sell firefighter and police officer Santa ornaments to benefit Backstoppers until Dec. 21. Ellisville Sgt. Nancy Walker told Patch only 15 ornaments are left in the area. The police department has sold 153 since mid-November. The ornaments are being sold for $9 each through 5 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Ellisville Police Department. Backstoppers is a St. Louis-area organization that helps out families of first responders killed in the line of duty. RELATED ARTICLES:
Monday, December 10, 2012
Police and fire ornaments are available for purchase.
If you are looking to help a good cause you can help area law enforcement families make it through the holiday season. Ornaments for Officers, a local fundraiser is selling new and gently used ornaments, and the proceeds go soley to Backstoppers, which helps the families of police and firefighters who are killed or injured in the line of duty. The goal is to raise $60,000, according to the charity's local website. Ornaments donated to Ornaments for Officers will be displayed at a number of participating retailers, more than 300, until Christmas. The ornaments cost $9 each and come with a list of money-saving coupons. Backstoppers will use the proceeds to help support the families of fallen and injured local heroes. To find a location …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The policeman and fireman Santa ornaments are available at the police department.
This year, the Ellisville Police Department is offering up a new (and helpful) way to deck the tree this Christmas season. The police department is selling policeman and fireman Santa Claus glass ornaments for $9 each through Ornaments for Officers. All the proceeds will go toward Backstoppers, a local organization that benefits families of first responders killed in the line of duty. Along with each ornament comes a sampling of coupons from St. Louis businesses, including Great Clips, Midas and Krispy Kreme, according to the Ornaments for Officers website. The ornaments are on sale at the Ellisville Police Department at 37 Weis Avenue between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The last day they're available is Friday, Dec. 21. What do you think? Have…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Runners are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes; prizes will be awarded. Participants are limited to 200. Save on the registration fee for this run until Oct. 19.
Recruits of St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy Class 178 will sponsor a first-ever Zombie 5K Run on Friday, Oct. 26, at Queeny Park. Registration will begin at 7 p.m. and the race will start at 8 p.m. at the park, 550 Weidman Road. Registration is limited to those ages 12 and older. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, as prizes will be given for the best costumes. The run will benefit the St. Louis BackStoppers. The registration fee is $30 until Oct. 19, and $35 afterward. Every participant will receive a Zombie Run shirt and Energizer headlamp. The race is limited to the first 200 applicants. To register, contact Brad Kelling at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 889-8618.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The police department presented a check worth almost $5,000 to the non-profit organization.
The Ballwin Police Department donated $4,902.70 to BackStoppers, Inc., from funds raised at the police department's 6th annual Golf Scramble June 18. The retired Chief Ron Battelle, executive director of BackStoppers, was presented with the donation Aug. 9 by members of the Ballwin P.D. Over the six years the charity golf event has been held in Ballwin, the Department says it has raised more than $30,000 for BackStoppers. BackStoppers is an organization providing assistance to families of first responders killed in the line of duty within Missouri and Illinois.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Ballwin police officer Mike Sweet was one of the boxing winners at the 24th annual Guns N' Hoses event at the Scottrade Center on Nov. 24.
DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS – Ballwin police officer Mike Sweet figured there was no way a five-minute fight could be worse than what he had done as an MMA fighter when he was younger. But Sweet soon found out he couldn't have been more wrong. Facing Thurman Rhodes of the St. Louis Fire Department at the 24th annual Guns N' Hoses event at the Scottrade Center Wednesday night, it didn't take Sweet long to realize he was in for a battle. "It's a lot more tiring than I thought it would be," Sweet said. "When you are training, you go against people you know and you kind of get in the groove of them, but somebody you haven't fought before, it's a whole different beast. You have to go in and see how he is for the first minute or two. It was a slug fest…