Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

When you left us that day, you took a piece of all of us with you. It is difficult going to work each day knowing you're not there. You never realized how important you were to our department. You were the glue that held our department together and since you've been gone we all feel it now more than ever. You will forever be missed and our world is a lesser place since you've been gone. I miss our friendship and the talks we had during our nightly cookouts.

January 4, 2006

Merry Christmas it will never be the same without you but you will always be alive in each of us.We love you and miss you more than anyone could ever imagine.OLIVE JUICE!!!

December 25, 2005

Still thinkin about you everyday!

Morgan Co. S.O.

December 24, 2005

it's your favorite time of year-and my hardest.but this year you are having the best Christmas of all and we all know what a wonderful beautiful sight it must be for you and how happy and peaceful you are.we love you and miss you.

December 22, 2005

Happy Birthday My Love-You are and will be forever missed so deeply. We shared something so rare something that will last forever in my heart and in our children. Your babies are still so beautiful, just like you.

November 30, 2005

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,TODD! You've only been gone for several months, but it feels like forever. Today, is by far the hardest since your passing. if you were still here...we would be working tonight and i probably would have bought you BIRTHDAY dinner at Jeffery's -if i wasn't broke :)----then it would have been business as usual. But, instead of what would have been.......i am stuck in the reality of "what is." Your not here, and i have lost the best partner and brother i've ever known. I still look to you for guidance and I try to be the officer -you trained me to be. I will never forget the things i learned from you. You are the heart and soul of this department and i will continue to work for the things you wanted here. You are, and forever will be, MISSED AND LOVED.

Officer T. McKenzie
Braselton Police Dept.

November 30, 2005

Happy Birthday Todd.. Miss you dearly..

November 30, 2005

We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-03

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 29, 2005

it just does not seem real that a friend is gone. you know when you see them everyday and talk to them there is only one thing you cant help,that is care. i and everyone i work with misses seeing his smile when he walked through the door.


November 22, 2005

Todd was the son of my now deceased brother; Karl Ray Helcher and Todd spent most of his youthful years in and around this Flint, Michigan area. He never got to know me too awfully well, as they were awfully busy with the ambulance service that they owned, but may you Rest in Peace.

Gerald L. "Sam" Helcher
Uncle Flint, Michigan

November 10, 2005

I worked with Todd for a short period of time in the summer of 2004. I had been in law enforcement for only a year and a few month's before coming to Braselton to work with Todd! I have to say that even though we only worked together for a short time that he made feel more a part of his family than anyone I have ever been around. Todd thank you for being the best partner I have ever had. I think about you everyday and am glad i was able to be home to say goodbye. Rest in peace.

Brent T. Register
Former Braselton P.D.

September 24, 2005

The night I handed you a D.U.I. just inside Habersham was one I will never forget. You showed up polished and pristine. That was a lasting impression. I tried to write a reflection a month ago, but couldn't. Every time I have seen or met you , you carried yourself with such pride and presence. You were a true gift to our profession. I was there when they transported you, and I said a prayer for you. Todd, we all miss you. Wish God made them all like you.

Cpl. Ben Wiliiams
Hall County Sheriffs Office

September 17, 2005

Todd I still think about you every day. The sticker that I display on my car in your memory can never convey the impression you made on my heart. I think of your family every day when my husband leaves for work and every morning when he is 5 minutes late getting home. I can't say that I know how they feel, and I can't even imagine. But I pray for and hope for the best for them every day.

Justina; LEO wife, former dispatcher
Jackson Co. S.O. & 911

September 13, 2005

To the family and friends of Sergeant Todd Helcher and fellow officers in the Braselton Department:

I was saddened to hear of the accidental death of Deputy Bancroft that occurred in the line of duty. I know this has been a difficult year for law enforcement in Georgia, as it has in California. On behalf of my family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences for the grievous loss you have suffered. May you be comforted by the circle of love and support that will be offered by the law enforcement community, and other police survivors. Todd's dedication to his job will be forever remembered and honored. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of service Sergeant Helcher gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 25, 2005. May God watch over his wife and children and other family members, the extended family and those in blue.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept
eow 4/24/05

August 27, 2005

I was both proud and honoured the day I heard Todd was a member of the brotherhood. He was a great human being and he served us well. God bless.
Cousin John

Police Constable John Madeley
Toronto Police Service

August 23, 2005

I was proud to see another family member take up the fight for justice and sad to see it cut so short. You will be missed. Uncle John & Aunt Donna.

John Madeley, Detective (Retired)
Toronto Police Service

August 22, 2005

The men and women of the Mahomet Police Department extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Ofc. Helcher.

Thank you for your service. God bless you.

Rest in peace Sir!

Mahomet, IL Police Dept.

August 19, 2005

My thanks for standing the guard.
My apreciation for the helping hand.
My gratitude for the open heart.
My tears for those left behind.
My joy knowing you will be watching, still standing guard, still lending your helping hand, opening your heart.
My prayrs and heart to you and your family.

SPC Keith Rudd
US Army Medical Command, TAMC Hawaii

August 19, 2005

I worked with Todd in Braselton last year. My last 5 or 6 months there we worked together on midnight shift. I was truly blessed to work with such a good caring cop, husband and father. Todd loved being a police officer, but most of all he loved being a husband and a father. I am praying for you guys every night. I will dearly miss Todd. We have been in some tight spots together working the interstate. Todd was always there to back me up. Thanks Todd for being a good frien and brother. You will never be forgotten!

Deputy J. Parker
Oconee Co Sheriff/ former Braselton PD

August 16, 2005

Grieve not for me for it has been ordained,
that my journey here be short.
Grieve not for me for my loyal presence
will ever remain in your heart.
I was sent to be a Guardian,
for the Guardians of Law in Blue.
A fearless, noble protector,
with a bond that few can construe.
With character unshakable,
and senses that are well heightened,
I was sent to be a defender,
so that your burden here would be lightened.
Grieve not for me for in heavenly blue,
our reunion day will come.
Grieve not for me for as partners again,
We will defend a greater Kingdom.

Take care my friend and brother, I will see you again one day. Your family will always be in my prayers.

Lt. Mike Goode
Forsyth County Sheriffs Office

August 14, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Carl did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Carl be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Helcher's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through these tough times, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Carl but, I am certain he was well respected and well loved. Carl will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all lucky to have had him be a part of your lives, even for a short time. I pray that Carl will continue to watch over us all as only he can.

Thank you Officer Helcher for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

August 14, 2005

May you rest in peace brother, my prayers are with your family and Fellow Officers.God Bless

Retired Pa State Narcotics Agent II
Pa Office Of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations

August 11, 2005

Rest easy brother.

Ofc Michael Wilhelm
The George Washington University Police Dept

August 10, 2005

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

August 9, 2005

Couarge is the thing. All goes if courage goes.

Be at peace Brother.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Helcher.

Ofc. Scott Bachman
Baltimore County (MD) PD

August 9, 2005

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