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The Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association and the entire neighborhood we represent expresses its deep support and concern for our neighbors who were forced from their home in an incident that led to a 12-hour standoff on the 3700 block of Hartford on August 29-30, 2020. The home sustained substantial damage as the police used multiple rounds of tear gas before the gunman finally surrendered. We thank everyone who has lent support and prayers. The family is also thankful for all the community support and have stated that their strong faith has and will help them through the ordeal.
We also express our gratitude to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and share their grief in the death of Officer Tamarris Bohannon, 29, who was with SLMPD for three and a half years. He was a model officer who genuinely wanted to serve the community. He leaves behind a wife and three young children. We also hope for the speedy recovery of the other officer who was shot in the leg.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has stated on behalf of the Bohannon Family, in addition to donations made to BackStoppers, the Bohannon Family has set up the “Officer Bohannon Memorial Fund” at First Community Credit Union. Details on donating to this fund can be found at firstcommunity.com/about-us/community-involvement. There are no online fundraisers endorsed or approved by the Bohannon Family.
Donations to BackStoppers, an organization that provides ongoing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in their coverage area who have lost their lives in the line of duty, can be made at backstoppers.org.
We are a strong and resilient neighborhood and had initially planned to host a fundraiser for the family on Hartford, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to host an in-person event. However, if you would like to donate to the family, click on the DONATE tab on the homepage – 100% of these contributions will go directly to the family. Many thanks, in advance, for your generosity. Please note, NO GoFundMe accounts or other fundraisers have been set up by or approved by the family.
At the last meeting of 2019, TGHNA surprised Debra Knox Deiermann and Barbara Gilchrist with the Neighborhood Hero Award for all they do to support and promote the neighborhood. Debra served as Secretary of TGHNA for four years and currently coordinates the TGS-TGH Block Captains, something she has done for many years. She is also the copy editor for the Gazette, serves as the Chair of the Communications Committee and is on the Safety Committee. Barbara served three years on the board as President-Elect, President and Past-President and is also a member of the Safety Committee. She is now Co-Editor of the Gazette. Both find time to participate and volunteer in some way at every event sponsored by the neighborhood. They excel as champions of Tower Grove Heights.
Chris Peper was awarded the Matt-the-Cat award by TGHNA President Ryan Barry for his longtime service to the neighborhood. Chris is a thoughtful and all-round good neighbor – he is often seen around the neighborhood trimming overhanging branches in the tree lawn that impede sidewalk traffic or picking up trash à la Susie Gudermuth. He has been a frequent attendee of Autumn Fest and various Heights Nights events. Recently, he volunteered to bring trash and recycling receptacles to the 2019 neighborhood block party. Congratulations, Chris!
Who doesn’t love ice cream? Many thanks to long-time supporters of TGHNA and the entire Tower Grove neighborhood, Dave and Beulah Ann McCreery, owners of Tower Grove Creamery, for hosting our Ice Cream Social event! A good time was had by all!