Backstoppers steps in to help fallen St. Louis County officer's family

James "Mitch" Ellis Jr., 49, died after his car was struck head-on by someone trying to pass a semi on Route 159 in Illinois.

Maria Keena
October 14, 2019 - 1:34 pm
Officer Ellis

St. Louis County Police Department

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Backstoppers is stepping in to help the family of the St. Louis County Police officer killed in a car accident last week.

James "Mitch" Ellis Jr., 49, died after his car was struck head-on by someone trying to pass a semi on Route 159 in Illinois.

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Officer Ellis is survived by his wife and five children.

Upon the death of a first responder, Backstoppers will immediately give the family a $10,000 check, with more assistance to follow.

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