Friday, May 20, 2011
Maplewood police confirm that Margie Ross will receive benefits under a federal program for fallen law enforcement officers.
Margie Ross, widow of Sgt. George Ross, and their teenage daughter, Mollie, will finally get the help they've been looking for. Ross was awarded $311,000 through the Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB) program. It's a federal program that provides death and education benefits to survivors of fallen public safety officials. Sgt. Michael Martin of the Maplewood Police Department called Ross on Thursday to inform her of the approval. Margie Ross had been denied workers compensation following her husband’s death. Sgt. Ross, a 33-year veteran of the Maplewood Police Department, sustained a heart attack after attending the funeral of St. Louis police officer David Haynes and died nine days later. Ross attended the event as a representative of…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Just over a year after Sgt. George Ross died of a heart attack while attending another officer's funeral, his wife, Margie Ross, is awaiting assistance—and could hear this month about whether one federal grant will be approved.
For most people, Memorial Park in Clayton is a place of quiet contemplation. Nestled on the grounds of the St. Louis County Government Center, and in front of the police headquarters building, the 2.7-acre park includes an outdoor plaza, walkway and a fountain with bigger-than-life bronze statues that honor fallen police officers and firefighters. Its black granite fountain, somber in appearance, reads like an epitaph too. “Honor, Duty, Courage–Rest In Peace, Comrades, We Will Not Forget You” is etched on its facade. For Margie Ross, widow of Sgt. George Ross of the Maplewood Police Department, Memorial Park evokes conflicting emotions. She finds comfort in the words on the fountain and takes pride in the small plaque at the memorial that…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The barbecue raises money for area hospitals, the Special Olympics and other organizations.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Members of Knights of Columbus and ribs for the people who stopped by the barbecue at Schaeffer Shell. During the second weekend of each month from March through November (except August, when it's too hot), look for a Knights of Columbus crew at the corner of Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road. They'll be serving up delicious barbecue for passersby and drive-up customers. The proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul, Special Olympics and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. September's barbecue will raise money for Backstoppers. The Knights of Columbus started raising money for the organization when Maplewood firefighter Ryan Hummert was killed in the line of duty in 2008. On that first weekend in 2008, more than $7,000 was raised in two …