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St. Charles business owners present donation to BackStoppers

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Main Street Businesses present check to BackStoppers (Credit: KMOV) Main Street Businesses present check to BackStoppers (Credit: KMOV)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

St. Charles business owners are showing their support for law enforcement.

On Tuesday, merchants from Main Street presented a check for $7,078 to BackStoppers, money raised during a fundraiser in November.

“As BackStoppers, we’ve seen it in the past, the way the community responds when we have a line of duty death. They always step up. That’s what makes me so proud of the St. Louis area is they recognize the need and they are there for us,” said Chief Ron Battelle, director of BackStoppers.

More than 50 businesses participated, donating a portion of their profits from Saturday’s sales.

“I was touches because sometimes you wonder if there is that support for law enforcement and there certainly was. There was no question about that,” said Patrice Billings, a St. Charles business owner and retired police officer.

Leaders with BackStoppers said they are currently supporting 81 families, including 66 children.

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