Now Assisting the Family of Officer Tamarris Bohannan
The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer Tamarris L. Bohannan of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department who was shot and killed upon responding to a call on August 29, 2020.
Officer Bohannan was 29 years old and had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for over three years. He leaves behind his wife and three young children.
Our hearts go out to Officer Bohannan’s family, friends, loved ones and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department during this extremely difficult time.
“The bravery of Officer Bohannan will never be forgotten, and his life will be honored.” – Chief Ron Battelle, BackStoppers Executive Director
The BackStoppers assists approximately 80 families with 70 dependent children and has assisted over 170 families since 1959.
The BackStoppers’ assistance is immediate and ongoing. Following the death of a police officer, his or her family receives a check for $10,000 to be used in whatever way they need.
Within a few weeks, our representatives meet with the surviving spouse to identify the family’s other financial obligations, eliminate the family’s debt, and provide ongoing support for education and other extraordinary expenses.
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.