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‘Always a Tiger’: Oakville teachers give back to family of late officer, OHS alum

Next to current Chief Mary Barton, from left, former Chief Ron Battelle, BackStoppers president, accepts the check from Oakville Principal Tamara Sunkett, standing next to Officer Tamarris Bohannon’s wife, Alexis Bohannon, their daughter and other family members.
October 12, 2020

Although fundraising abilities are more limited with the Mehlville School District’s high school students still attending all-virtual school, Oakville High School teachers banded together for a donation...

‘A hero to many’: Officer killed in line of duty graduated from Oakville High

Officer Tamarris Bohannon
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor August 31, 2020

Tamarris Bohannon, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer shot and killed over the weekend, was a 2009 graduate of Oakville High School. Bohannon, 29, had served on the force for the city...

Mehlville donates $20,000 to BackStoppers in memory of alumni Officer Langsdorf

Mehlville donates $20,000 to BackStoppers in memory of alumni Officer Langsdorf
August 16, 2019

Mehlville High School fired up the grills July 27 for the school’s BBQing for BackStoppers event to honor Officer Michael Langsdorf, an alumnus of Mehlville High School, class of 1997, who died in...

Chamber donates $4,400 to BackStoppers

Chamber donates $4,400 to BackStoppers
January 30, 2019

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce donated $4,400 to the BackStoppers at LiUNA Event Center Dec. 18. From left, Andrew Bader presented the check to Kirkwood Fire Chief Jim Silvernail, who...

Lindbergh fifth-graders rock to benefit BackStoppers

Lindbergh fifth-graders rock to benefit BackStoppers
January 8, 2018

Sappington Elementary School students recently joined local students from around the area to raise more than $16,900 for BackStoppers as part of the Rockin’ 4 Relief event. Nine Sappington fifth-grade...

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