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Police Officer Todd Allen Bahr

Fredericksburg Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, June 6, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Todd Allen Bahr

Todd,

You were such a good guy. You wore the uniform for all the right reasons. If a person had to have an encounter with a LEO, they were lucky to draw you. You were truly a humanitarian man. Strong, brave, funny, serious when required, empathetic. Just a really cool guy and good friend.

I think of you often, even now.

I'll see you when I see you.
Jim B

Jim
Photog

August 18, 2011

Todd,

Three years have passed and yet I still think of you whenever I hear of another officer that is gone too soon. This year has been a rough year for law enforcement and on Friday we lost another one. Please take care of Trooper Bowen. I hear he was a good man, soldier and Trooper. I know the Department still misses you terribly Todd and thinks of you often. RIP.

Kristin Bird
CA's Office

June 27, 2011

Todd,
It has been just over three years since you left us. On June 24th many thoughts of June 6th, 2008 came back. The good lord has taken another hero from us and added him to him to your squad. You welcomed me with a big smile and open arms when I joined the FPD. Please do the same for Trooper Bowen. He is a good cop and eager to work just like the rest of us. We love you brother. Thanks for helping Adam. I am sure you will show him the ropes. Thanks buddy.

Detective
Fredericksburg Police

June 26, 2011

Hey man,

3 years and it still weighs heavy on my mind. I find reminiscing about the days when we wore younger mens clothes a relief for the emptiness of you not being here with us. On days like this, I could use one of our good laughing sessions. Just wanted to say still thinking about you, and missing you.

Forever in peace, my friend.

Doug Crowson
long time pal

June 6, 2011

It's hard to believe it's been 3 years. The memories are still fresh. I know you will forever have my back.

Sheila R. Jones
Fredericksburg Police Dept.

June 6, 2011

Todd,

It's hard to believe it's been 3 years that you were taken from us. You are missed by everybody. Thanks for watching over us from above!! Rest In Peace .

Sgt Mike Presutto
FPD

June 6, 2011

It's been 3 years, but it still feels like yesterday. I miss you so much, but I know you are with us everyday when we hit the streets.

Katie
FPD

June 6, 2011

It has been almost three years but still seems like yesterday for some of us. You are thought of everyday as we hit the street. Knowing you are watching out for us from above keeps us going. Miss you and your great sense of humor. Your chair still sits empty at roll call.

Officer
Fredericksburg PD

May 27, 2011

Officer Bahr,

Happy Police Week 2011! I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are not forgotten. Thank you for the sacrifice you and your family have made. God Bless you and yours!

Annonymous
Fairfax County PD

May 13, 2011

I never met Todd but he has been in my thoughts since June 9th, 2008. On that Monday morning, I reported to Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy for Police Basic Bike School. The mood was quite somber; officers cried in the halls of the academy. That morning, we were informed that Officer Todd Bahr lost his life at 11 PM the previous Friday. It was devastating to those in attendance because most of them knew Todd intimately and they often spoke about how much Todd was looking forward to attending the bike course. He had been riding and training and bragged about how much fun he was going to have... and still get paid for it. DJ, Josh, and others shared fond memories of Todd and made us feel as though we had known him for a lifetime. Every memory would spark a hearty laugh, but was soon followed by a stream of tears. I paid my respects to his wife through a car window because attending the funeral in a bike uniform would not have been appropriate. It took me an hour to get out of Fredericksburg due to the great number of officers in attendance and I vividly remember the streets lined with US Flags, ribbons, and thin blue lines the day he was laid to rest. It was amazingly beautiful to see this degree of community support, and at the same time, it was devastatingly sad.

I’m a federal police officer and recently I was informed that two police academies are not enough for promotion. At 42 years old, I find myself in the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Georgia; trying to keep up with these children we will soon call cops. They are so much like the description I was given of Todd. They are fun-loving, anxious to make a difference, ten-feet tall, larger than life, and stronger than a locomotive. This is the type of person that police work attracts but unfortunately, this is also the type of person that hurts the most when we lose them. To keep these young men and women focused on the what-if’s, our physical training division instructor starts every day with a student lecture. We are selected at random to step to the front of the room and introduce the class to a fallen officer, tell his story, and share a moment of silence. The instructor writes his name on the wall and we start training. Every time a trainee fails to meet the expectations of the training the instructor gets in his face and tells him to think of that officer. Today, our class met Todd Bahr. I shared the official report, and some of what is written here, and my entire class performed laboratory exercises in Down & Disabled Officer and Felony Handcuffing… Todd Bahr participated for the entire two hours. When officer trainees were too tired to fight, they found strength in being reminded of Todd and hit the bags again. When officer trainees dropped out of the run, they found strength in being reminded of Todd and rejoined the group. When officer trainees could not handle the suspect, they found strength in being reminded of Todd and continued with the detention, sweating and grunting and fighting until they found approval from the instructor and from Todd’s memory. Todd stayed with us throughout the day and evening chow. Tomorrow another officer will take Todd’s place and I hope that officer has Todd’s presence.

Todd did some great things today. He helped my instructor mold 24 young trainees into formidable, highly trained federal police officers. It makes me proud to call Todd Bahr my friend. Thanks Todd…

Sgt Darin O'Shields
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

January 19, 2011

Todd, you were one of the nicest guys that i've ever known and you are truly missed. I really enjoyed going through the academy with you. I feel lucky to have known you. Love you, bro.

Officer James Young
Alexandria Police Department

January 18, 2011

For some reason, tonight I was very disturbed, I could not get Todd, and his family off my mind. We will not forget, God Bless you Todd, please Lord hold the Barr family in the palm of your hand today and always.

Dave

David M. Beck
Friend

October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday!!! Miss you and Love you!!

Trisha
Your Loving Sister

September 21, 2010

It has been just over two years now, but still seems like yesterday. We miss you but know that you are watching over us.

Officer
Fredericksburg pd

June 24, 2010

It's been two years but sometimes it seems like yesterday. Rest in Peace, Todd.

Lt. Sheila Jones
Fredericksburg Police Dept.

June 6, 2010

It has been two years ago today since you were taken from us. There is not a day that goes by that we don't think of you and smile. Thank you for watching us and keeping us 10-4 from up above. Always Remember Never Forget :)

Fellow Officer
FPD

June 6, 2010

Todd,
You are not forgotten! We remember you and honor your sacrifice to protect the innocent. We also stand behind your family and friends as their grief walk continues. It's been 2 years, but to many it feels like it has just been days. You are missed by many, and continue to be loved and remembered.

Kelly Cross
Law Enforcement United

June 6, 2010

Well...Todd it's almost been 2 years since you were taken from us... There's not a day that goes by that I don't miss you. Now cousin Jeffro's with you...it's so sad that he was taken so quickly from us...but God knows best! It gives me great peace to know you both are in heaven with the Lord now and I can't wait to see you both again some day.
I'll always miss and love you!!
Your sister

Trisha Byrd
Loving Sister

June 4, 2010

I still have a hard time believing you are gone.
You were a fun cousin to run around with when we had the chance.
I remember us all down at the creek making the mud slide when we were kids and Grandma taking the hose to us to get us cleaned up so she knew who was who.
I enjoyed shooting some guns with you I'd never would have got the chance to without you.
I haven't taken off my memorial bracelet since I got it and when I get a chance I tell everyone how brave and great a guy you were.
I miss talking to you and miss hearing the funny stories and jokes you told me.
I will never forget you bro.
God needed you before we wanted you to go but there was a reason for that and someday we will know exactly why you were taken from us when you were.
Thanks for watching over us down here and hopefully you saw your cousin get her 1st rebound in her basketball game last night.
We were proud of her and I'm sure you would be too.
Love ya and miss you lots cuz.
See you when it is my time.Until then .....RIP Todd #337 FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff McAdam
cousin

January 13, 2010

Todd,

While I did not know you for very long, your life and death have left a lasting impression on me. I still have the ribbon that I wore to your funeral and one of the articles from the paper on my desk. I know the department misses you terribly. RIP.

Kristin

Kristin Bird
CA's Office

January 4, 2010

Hey Todd, though we just talked from time to time, I consider you my brother. It is very difficult to keep from crying even now, see you in Heaven Brother.
roy

Roy Jamersin
DC Corrections, Locksmith

December 20, 2009

Happy Birthday!!! Love and miss you!

Trisha
Your loving sister

September 23, 2009

Todd,

You will be remembered always. I have returned to the police community to serve where you left off. I do not want what happened to you happen to any other brother/sister. God smiles on you and therefore on all of us. Rest easy we got it.

Officer Paul Maiatico Haines City FL

July 21, 2009

Rest In Peace Officer Bahr.

Anonymous

July 6, 2009

Hey Todd - it's been 1 year since you were taken from us to spend eternity with our Lord. I think of you everyday and miss you so much. I went home last week for a ceremony the PD had for you and it was awesome! I can't believe everything the PD does for you and our family - they are wonderful! I still can't get over how much you are loved and missed. We are getting by...sad...but are still living. I can't wait to see you again!
All my love!
Trisha

Your Loving Sister
Trisha

June 15, 2009

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