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ST. LOUIS – The annual Ornaments for Officers fundraiser has started.

Ornaments are $9 and all money raised goes to Backstoppers and Responder Rescue to help families of injured or killed police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel.

Last year the fundraiser raised more than $5,000.

"This year we are on target to more than double that number. Each year the number grows thanks to the loyal support of companies like Great Clips and Pulaski Bank that have been with us since the first year and the companies that continue to join the effort like American Eagle Credit Union and Reliance Bank" said Rick Ruderer, founder of Ornaments for Officers.

If you would like to purchase an ornament, they are for sale at all great Clips, Pulaski Banks, American Eagle Credit Unions, reliance Banks, Laurie's Shoes, Kirkwood City Hall, Union Furniture, Fast Lanes, and John David Jewelry. More information on the fundraiser can be found online.