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

No farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know

Ten hard to believe. You are still my hero! I still see your smile and sparkling eyes each day....if only in my mind. I am thankful that we were able to make memories that indeed will last me and our children a lifetime. We love you forever and always!

Amy, Holden,Logan, and Haleigh

July 25, 2015

I am an outsider looking in. I wish I had known the man that fathered those wonderful Children. You set very high and hard to reach standards. Amy knows that you still hang the moon every night and you take it down everyday just for her. I know as you and Kenny look down on us that you see how hard Holden is working hard to be the man he thinks you would want him to be. I know you are proud of him and his ability to reach that goal that he has placed in front of himself. He will be everything you wanted and more. He is the kindest most loving young man I know. All three of your kids are wonderful, You have every reason to be proud. Logan with rough and tumble anger management ego, will always cross that finish line first. He is hell bent on being not only first but also the fastest. Then you have your beauty queen. Amy is gonna have her hands full in just a few short years. Holden will be standing at the door with the shot gun.. I love your family and therefore I love you and I hate this time of year almost as much as Amy does. I watch the change come over her as the date creeps closer. I wish there were something I could do to take that way. All I can do is support her and have the knowledge that she will walk with you again one day.


July 23, 2015

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for us, place them in our Daddy's arms and tell him they're from us. Tell him we love him and miss him, and when he turns to smile, place a kiss upon his cheek and hold him for awhile. Because remembering him is easy, we do it every day, but there's an ache within our hearts that will never go away. Happy Father's Day in Heaven...we know it must be a beautiful sight.

Amy, Holden, Logan, and Haleigh

June 21, 2015

I am so thankful and grateful for every moment, every second I had with you. I miss you now and always! Our Love is eternal. It's hard to believe yet another birthday is here and you're not. But you will always live on in my heart and in our babies!

My love always and forever

November 30, 2014

9 long impossible years without you. Still missing you everyday. I know you are patrolling "those streets of gold" waiting for us. I'm definitely coming because I know "You'll Be There".

Love you so much.
Gone but not forgotten.


July 25, 2014

No words can describe what an extraordinary man you were. I still get choked up every time I have to use past tense. The weird things, some simple, hurt the most. But the beauty of you that remains, especially in our babies, always remind me of the wonderful life we had. The completeness that we had. Nine years...... You are forever loved and missed. Our hero will last forever.

Amy, Holden, Logan, and Haleigh

July 25, 2014

Hard to believe it's been 9 years... Almost as long as your tour. Everytime I see blue I think of you and smile. I am greatful for the time we shared, but selfish it was not more. Your kiddoes have got to be so big now. I pray that they know how much you loved them all. Know that you are loved and missed.


July 24, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother, You are in the thoughts of many today.

P. Wolfenbarger
Lone Grove, OK PD

June 27, 2014

Summer time is my favorite time of year...but the last nine years it is a time filled with roller coaster emotions. I love having all day everyday with our babies but a ticking time bomb of dread hovers more as your end of watch day nears. Tonight your mini me reached out to the men and women of The Thin Blue Line and together they created a beautiful tribute memorial to you. Holden never ceases to amaze me and make me burst with pride ....and I know you feel the same! You are forever our hero!! And forever loved and missed beyond words!!!


June 27, 2014

I got a call from Rhonda at BPD this morning....I can't explain the emotions that fill me to know that your memory still surrounds them. You are forever loved and missed!!!


March 20, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS Todd you will always be loved and remembered. I miss you so very much.


December 25, 2013

It's that time of year again....your favorite. Just after midnight I heard "chestnuts roasting on an open fire" and though it wasn't your voice to begin with , suddenly it changed to it. I couldn't help but smile through tear filled eyes and remind the kids it was your favorite. Holden will belt out his best Frank just like you. At times the likeness is a bit overwhelming but then I realize what a blessing it is. Haleigh is preparing a list of things to honor your birthday today and Logan is making sure everything's just right. We miss you and love you Todd! Happy Birthday!!!


November 30, 2013

Today is always gonna be hard for all of us. I remember the day before the crash,right before you left I hugged you at the door and squeezed you so tight and told you I loved you so much!! I stood on the porch and you turned you blue lights on and siren and drove off. I still remember the way your cologne smelled, how perfect your hair looked, and how good and perfect your uniform looked! I just miss you so much daddy!! I miss riding in your patrol car turning all the lights on and siren! I remember one time I had your radio and I was in your police car and I forgot I turned it on and started talking to dispatch and after a minute I realized it was still on I freaked out turned it off and didn't ask to get back in your car for the rest of the day hahaha!! I remember so many stories so I'm gonna tell a few I hope you don't mind I just need to somehow talk to you!! I remember one time I was in your car when you worked in habersham it a hot summer day and I couldn't see if the lights were on or not so I flipped them one more time then got out. Well later you got called to a call so you were in a hurry to leave and went to crank your car but I ran the battery dead bc the lights were on forever lol! You were a little bit mad haha. There was another time where you had a fire started in the back yard burning some trash and stuff and I had been watching fire fighter videos on the VCR so I put my firefighter uniform on grabbed my hat and went to the back yard. I turned the water hose on and sprayed at the fire for at least 30 minutes until you came out and grabbed the water hose from me and then started laughing hahaha!!! One my favorite stories is probably when me you and mommy were getting ready to go get our pictures taken and I was on the trampoline jumping and asked if you guys would play with me. We started out jumping on the trampoline then I asked to play football. We were all dressed up but we went ahead and started playing well it wasn't probably 5 minutes later it started poring the rain. The yard got muddy but we still continued to play. I fell and tore a hole in my pants and started crying. Well you and momma thought that was hilarious so we all fell in the mud laughing!! I have so many stories I wish I could tell you and I miss you so much I miss your smile I miss playing airplane I miss playing playstation. The first time we played playstation was on Christmas morning when I got a playstation 2 and we sat there forever playing need for speed hot pursuit and every time jovier (I'm not sure how to spell his name) was over we made fun of him because there was this big cop on the game who looked just like him!! Daddy I miss you so much ill be 15 in October and it hurts you not being there! Momma broke down today and I held it in trying to be strong for her just how she did for me when I was upset. Haleigh looks just like you. Logan looks more like momma. Everyone calls me mini todd which is perfect because I've always wanted to be just like you daddy. I joined the explorers at union county sheriffs office. I enjoy learning and experiencing the stuff police officers do. When I was little I always thought cops just chased bad guys and got to drive really fast with blue lights on. I understand how dangerous law enforcement is but It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do. I wanna be just like you daddy I wanna help people and allow them to feel protected. I remember your favorite song that you sang in the car. It was by creed:with arms wide open. It's so hard to listen to that song without crying. This whole time I'm typing this I can't quit crying. I start high school in about 2 weeks and everyone talks bad about their parents and their dad is so mean and he's a jerk. It hurts so bad to hear something like that I would do anything to spend a minute with you!! I get sad and just can't stand it with you gone. I love you so much daddy I just wanna be exactly like you, be the perfect father like you were to me Haleigh Logan. I loved snuggling with you Haleigh and Logan. Mom told me you told her if anything ever happened to you to find someone to take good care of us and her. I think you and god planned for her and John to be together. He tells me all kinds of stories about you. He told about when you guys went riding and you thought you broke your foot. You freaked out and said Amy's gonna kill me!!! Hahahaha. The first time you rode his bike thinking you were ready to ride it because you had been practicing on the 125! You hopped on it and rode right into a fence!!! He's good to momma me Logan Haleigh. He reminds me a lot of you. Today hurts just as bad as it did when I found out you weren't coming home. We still talk to Bryan Matt and Joey. We went and ate lunch with them and I miss seeing them. Bryan is still Bryan haha. I have to look straight up to even look Joey in the eyes. Matt's oldest son billy went to the army I believe I might not be correct though. I just miss you so much daddy everyday reminds me how important you were to me your influence on me has made me into the young man I am today. "Gone But Not Forgotten" my phone password is your badge number! 1350 lives forever in my heart miss you daddy love you. Can't wait to see you in heaven!!


July 26, 2013

Today is eight years that God called you to duty in heaven. I still ask why...I still do not understand. I still shed tears of missing you my friend. You left a wonderful legacy. Three beautiful children with Amy by your side. They are all just as beautiful and incredible on the inside as the outside. I could go on but I will just close with this...
"Gone but not Forgotten"
I love you!!

Lee Lee

July 25, 2013

Your smile, your laughter,
Only a memory
Your voice, your personality
Only a memory
Sometimes people mention your name
Some just keep quiet
But no matter what is or isn't
you're always in someone's thoughts
So many people loved you
Your family and many many friends
Eight years have gone by
Sometimes it feels like yesterday you were here
Sometimes it seems like forever
We can only remember who you were to each of us
You remain a memory for your family and friends
Things will never be the same,it still doesn't seem real
If love could have saved you, you'd still be here today
The love we all hold for you will never change
It broke our hearts when we lost you,
God only takes the best
Everything you were
Everything you did
It's only a memory
You are deeply loved and missed


July 25, 2013

Those we love don't go away.They walk beside us everyday.Unseen,unheard,but always near. Still loved,still missed and very dear.

I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and everyday before that too. I think of you in silence. I often speak your sweet precious name. All I have left are memories and your pictures in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part. God has you in His keeping. I have you in my heart.

Eight years have now gone by but you will never be gone from our hearts.
We love you forever!!! Amy,Holden,Logan, and Haleigh

Your family

July 25, 2013

Tomorrow will be 8 years since you were called out of this life, and even though we never got a chance to meet, I wanted to let you know that you and Amy have 3 of the greatest kids I have ever known. Over the last couple of years Amy and I have gotten to be the best of friends and those kids mean the world to me. We talk of you often and I know you would be so proud of them. Holden always has some funny story that he remembers and Haleigh and Logan love to hear them. They miss you so much, all 4 of them, and I would have loved to have known you too. I kinda feel like I do from all the stories they tell me!! LOL I knew Amy from school but she was a couple of years older than me so we never "hung out", but since she's moved back up here we've been like sisters and I wouldn't know what to do without her. I told her I remember watching your funeral procession and being so moved by the respect shown from officers who didn't even know you, that I stood there and cried, not knowing in that moment that, it was her husband and the father of her children. I feel like that even though we weren't as close as we are now, that I can say I was there for her that day. Those kids of your's have brought me so much happiness and laughter the last couple of years that I wouldn't know what to do without them. They are great kids and I know you're looking down from Heaven and are smiling and laughing along with all of us. I wish you were here with us so I could get to know you, and for Amy, Holden, Logan, and Haleigh to have you back!! I know I've rambled on, but I just wanted you to know how much you are loved and missed by all of them!! God Bless You!!

Stephanie B.
Amy's Best Friend

July 24, 2013

There are no words to accurately describe what a wonderful father you were. And through memories you continue to be. You will always live on in each of us and forever be dearly, deeply loved and missed!

Amy, Holden,Logan,and Haleigh

June 16, 2013



June 16, 2013

Merry Christmas in Heaven Todd, 2005 was the hardest Christmas but this year {2012} has been almost unbearable. I have not been able to see or talk to your precious children, life has become so empty. I love and miss you and them so very much.

December 25,2012

December 27, 2012


NOVEMBER 30,2012

November 30, 2012

Todd, It is the beginning of your favorite time of year. The leaves are falling, this fall is so beautiful and winter is just around the corner. I can still hear you singing " chestnuts roasting on an open fire". MISS YOU !!!!!! ALWAYS WILL.


October 25, 2012

Todd, I think about you often! I will never forget the laughs we had or the advice and encouragement you gave me! You will FOREVER hold a special place in my heart and my memories!!!


October 10, 2012

Yesterday was Holden's fourteenth birthday and tomorrow Logan will be nine, it doesn't feel real that seven years have past without you with your three beautiful children by your side. You were such a great Dad to all of them, you will always be missed and loved so very much.


October 9, 2012

Hi buddy,

It still feels like yesterday. Still thinking of you and how much you still mean to everyone. I still wish you were here-we could have done great things together!

Former 1370

July 26, 2012

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