President’s Statement on Incident at 3700 Hartford, August 29, 2020

September 1, 2020

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 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

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.

Ryan Barry, President

Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association

Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1989 that values and seeks a diverse membership.

The TGHNA Board recognizes and values the importance of inclusion.