BackStoppers membership drive

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Last year, BackStoppers provided nearly $1.4 million in assistance to the families of 74 fallen police officers and firefighters.

Nearly half of that money was raised by membership dues.

Now the organization is gearing up for its Be A Shield membership drive.  Retired Fire Chief Ron Battelle visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk about how you can get involved.