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Sergeant K. Todd Helcher

Braselton Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, July 25, 2005

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Reflections for Sergeant K. Todd Helcher

Just a note to say Hi again. It was great to get up and spend some alone time at your final resting place here on this earth. Still can not beleive it will be 3 years this July. Has it realy been that long. The kids must be so big. Hope Amy is well. I think of her and the kids a lot. Sent her a box of goodies awhile ago through Tonya, but not sure if she got it. All in all you are thought of a lot by many. Talk to you soon. :o)

April 10, 2008

Todd, I am back in the area working the interstate. Just wanted to drop in a say I am still thinking of ya and missing ya bro. Keep watchin over us.

JPD/ Old Partner

February 22, 2008

Happy New Years Todd


January 2, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas I Love You More!!!

December 23, 2007

Todd it has been over two years since you have been gone and the void has gotten no smaller. I think about you all the time; I miss your understanding and your caring nature. I miss talking to you, I miss laughing with you; I MISS YOU and I will never, ever forget you. Thanks for touching my life and the lives of so many others. You will always be loved and carried in our hearts.

Jackson County 911

December 12, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! O:-) You are missed.. Sold the house.. Don't see much of Braselton anymore, but still think and miss you.. Want to get up to your final resting place again.. Last I was there you did not have a headstone, do you have one now?? It might be April, but I will come.. The drive is scary on my own.. Did you know before you get there, there is a road called Todd Drive.. I saw it on my way home from your funeral.. I took pictures the last time I was up there.. Thanks for your time when you were here it does mean a lot.. Oh yes, what a Smile.. :o)

November 28, 2007

MISS YOU DEARLY! Feels like yesterday. Did time stop? Your Birthday is next month, so what you want this year. See you soon enough. Please keep an eye on us. What a SMILE! ;)

October 12, 2007

It has been over a year now. I still think of our friendship every day. I am still hitting the interstate when I can. Keep an eye on us. Love and miss ya!


September 9, 2007

Thought about you today. Keep watching over us!!


September 4, 2007

It's been 2 years now, but it still feels like yesterday. A few of us were standing around talking, and your name kept coming up in the stories we swapped. I wonder if you ever realized just how many people you touched throughout your life.
I miss you, old friend! Keep watching my six from up there, okay?

July 31, 2007

Two years have passed and you have not beenn forgotten nor will that ever be the case. Your loved ones and close friends carry you in their hearts and think of you every day. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 24, 2007

Two years tomorrow. I thought maybe this year I would be a little stronger. Apparently not. You are in my thoughts and heart everyday. Amy and the kids are never more than a thought away. I wish I could make everything allright for her. Haven't talked to her much since you left but when I do the incredible love the two of you shared still shines in her eyes and the faces of those beautiful babies. You and Amy showed us all what true love is all about. That's not the only thing you showed us. BPD has done a 360 (not for the better) without your leadership pretty much having been the glue around there. Your presence and person were so important to so many. I still get mad at GOD sometimes for taking you away. I JUST MISS YOU SO DAMN MUCH. I miss Amy and the kids and the family we all had together. I could go on and on Todd but it hurst too much. Gotta go.
I Love you.

Lee Lee

July 24, 2007

Today is a hard day for me Todd.. Two years ago today we had our last conversation.. Still can’t forget it.. You are missed dearly.. I look around and see what a world we live in and know that you are better where you are.. Our end here is coming, but not soon enough.. I am still here for a reason my purpose in this world is not complete.. So what do the gates of heaven look like?? Is the hand of God as gentle as the Bible says it is?? Our Lord's Love endures FOREVER..
Your Forever Friend

Forever Friend

July 24, 2007

Two years almost now has past. . . but my memories and love will never fade. We miss you and love you.

July 23, 2007



June 19, 2007

Sadly, 3 days ago I came across this web site which evoked many emotions and old memories. 35 years ago I was a friend and worked for Todd's mom and dad, Karl and Patti, who owned an ambulance company in Burton, Michigan. My wife Liz used to baby sit Todd. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
As it goes, time passes and people fade apart, we regret not keeping in contact and getting to know Todd as he grew up. Being in law enforcement for 32 years I can understand his passion for his job and we are very proud of him.
Also, being the parents of an only child, a son, who is also a police officer our hearts go out to Karl and Patti. Gary Krause, Michigan Police Chief, Retired

Gary Krause
Family friend, Retired Michigan Police Chief

May 23, 2007

It was a shock to come across this page while on the net. Todd and I served together on the Copperhil Police Dept back in the late 90's. He was a wonderfull guy and I am sorry for his families loss.

Jerry Reed

Sgt Jerry Reed

May 1, 2007

It's true you will never be forgotten.. You are missed dearly.. I finally drove by the Braselton Police department.. It was nice.. Life is just not the same without you.. I miss our many talks.. Thanks again for all your help.. I could sure use one of your talks right now..
Stop in sometime, it's OK..
Miss you bunches..

April 9, 2007

Happy Easter Todd!!! Not a day goes by that you, Amy, and the kids are not in my thoughts. We Love You and Miss You!

April 8, 2007


I was thinking about you today like I do alot. I have a little 16mnth. old girl now who is the absolute light of my life. Her name is Logan. Like yours. I think about trying to go back to Braselton alot. I really miss it. There are alot of new faces there now but I hear it's not to much different than it use to be. I've lost contact with Amy since I got out of the Marine Corp. Not sure exactly how to get in touch w/ her. Jay and I usually talk once or so a week and still remain tight. We're both still trying to get back on the interstate. Javier wound up in Greene with me. Good to have him close by. We all miss you more than you could imagine. Check in on us from time to time. Brent.

Brent R.
Greene Co. S.O./ Former Braselton P.D.

March 19, 2007

I was thinking about you - and mostly about Amy - today. I think about the two of you a lot. I know that you and I weren't close friends, but I felt closer to you through Amy. We talked a lot at work and were pregnant together twice! We loved talking about our husbands and new babies. She loved you more than you can possibly know. I feel so sad for her every time I think about y'all. I wish I could talk to her again. The last time I saw her was at your funeral. I was so sad for her that I didn't even know what to say - I couldn't really say anything. I wanted to hug her and tell her I was so sorry and that I would do anything I could to help her. But it all sounded so petty compared to what I could only imagine she was going through. I tried to call her shortly after that but only had a cell phone number that she no longer had. We sadly lost touch after that day, but I think about her often.
If I think about you this often, and it still makes me this sad, I can not even begin to understand how often Amy must think of you... and how much it must hurt.

I love both of you and miss y'all terribly,
Lindsay Martinez

February 24, 2007

It's impossible to not let the sadness of you not being here take over everything, especially this time of year...your favorite...your birthday and Christmas and the cold weather you loved so much...No one can ever imagine the tears that have been wept for you and your kids. You are loved and missed!!!

December 18, 2006

Minutes turned to hours, days, weeks, months, and now over a year. No amount of time can explain or lessen the pain of the emptiness that is felt. You were and always will be so wonderful so perfect. I keep thinking just one more day...but that would never have been enough. Maybe if there had been time to say good-bye...but then it's never good-bye, only I'll see you later. It's unbelievable and cruel how life is for whatever unknown reason. You are missed every second, minute, hour, day, week, and month...forever...and forever loved!!!!

November 7, 2006

Todd, it has been over a year now. A day never goes by I do not think of the old times we had. I am working in SC now. I am still hunting dope as always. I will hopefully be back on I-85 soon. It will just be a little farther north. I will once again hunt down drug couriers and put them in jail. We spent many nights doing this together. I never get on I-85 and not think about those days we tore the highway up. I still pray for your family every day. Keep watching over us from above. Love and miss ya Bro,

Jay P

Jay P
ACSO/ former Braselton PD

October 3, 2006

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