Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Stopped by today to say hi Todd. 2 months already have passed. Miss you man!

Dep. G.J. Ridings #366
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2008

The Police Officer's Prayer to Saint Michael:

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police, who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all
the people.



Dear Bahr & FPD Families,

Each of you continue to be in our thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time. May the above Police Officer's Prayer to Saint Michael bring you comfort.

Todd was a very kind & professional officer who we enjoyed working with. Regardless of the nature of the call, Todd was always respectful to all parties involved.

It was a pleasure & an honor to have known & worked with one of Fredericksburg's Finest. God Speed, Officer Todd A. Bahr, God Speed.

Your Family & Friends of the
Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, Inc.

Your Family & Friends of the
Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, Inc.

July 27, 2008

You paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting those you served and it will never be forgotten. To the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Bahr, my prayers are with you.

Tulare County District Attorney's Office and wife of a police officer

July 21, 2008

I never did get to meet you, but it sounds like you were truly a great person, and loved your job. May God bless you and your family, as well as Fredericksburg P.D. Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten.

Senior Officer E.D.Mitchell

July 8, 2008

Prayers to Ofc. Bahr's family and friends and to the officers of Fredericksburg. GOD Bless.

Campbell Co. (VA)

July 3, 2008

In being an officer for over 20 years who lives in the general local areas, my heart goes out to Officer Bahr's family. Thank you for keeping this community safe and families safe in this area. I know that Officer Bahr's spirit will be safe in heaven for all his good service. I pray for you my brother and for you family.

Private First Class J.J. P.
U.S. Capitol Police

June 28, 2008


Sorry for not posting a reflection earlier, I have no excuse for it, however, do know that I have thought about you everyday and the sacafice you gave to protect our community and nation, you are a Hero! to me and everyone that knew you. I will never forget you Todd, you were one the nicest and police officers and indidviduals anyone could have had the pleasure to meet. May you rest in peace and know that I wake up every morning wanting to go to work and continue to fight the good fight everyday even more just because you lived and gave your life for the same cause I vowed to when I started in 2003.

To your wife Stephanie thank you for sharing Todd with us, may god continue to comfort and give you the strength to carry on without Todd in the physical, but know that he will always be with us spirtually. God Bless you and your family.

To Sgt. Hallam and squad 4 I have been praying for you all since this tradegy occurred and I will contuinue to do that, we all have suffered a great loss, may god continue to strengthen you guys more and more everyday. Todd will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace brother FPD unit #322 to FPD unit #337

Fredericksburg Police Dept.

June 28, 2008

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Bahr, we have the watch...

”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

June 25, 2008

I will miss him greatley. I would sometimes go to his shop just to hang out, and chat. When he told me he was putting in for Fredericksburg, I encouraged it whole heartedly. I never served with him, but I knew him, and he must have been an outstanding officer. Miss ya Bro.

Officer Carl White

June 24, 2008

May you sleep easy with God, Todd. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Corporal Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

June 21, 2008

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Bahr and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer Bahr has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Bahr, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Bahr is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Special Agent
FBI New York City

June 20, 2008

May GOD keep you and watch over your family, friends, and coworkers during these trying times.

Gone, but never forgotten.


June 19, 2008

God bless Officer Bahr's family, friends, and fellow officers
during this sad time as a result of this senseless tragedy. May you rest peacefully in Heaven, dear brother.

Richard M. Newton, D.D.S.
Christiansburg, Virginia

June 19, 2008

Todd, it was my honor to meet you, know you, help train you, and work with you. I will forever miss your pleasant smile, talking to you behind the shopping centers in the middle of the night, and your response of "Right on, right on!" while talking to you. You already were a great man, and you became a great officer. You will be truly missed, and my memory of you will live on forever. Stephanie, thank you for sharing him, and we will keep you in our hearts and prayers. Rest in peace Todd, you earned it my brother. Barry

Fredericksburg Police Dept.

June 19, 2008

My condolences to the family. And to the officer everywhere
always remember that no call you take is routine. Especially these domestic calls where emotion runs high.
In honor of Officer Bahr be safe out there.
Rest in Peace Officer Bahr.

Mother of a Police Officer

June 18, 2008

Lord, yet another officer has fallen. We don't understand why you allowed Officer Bahr to be taken, but we trust that you know best and that you are with his family and department as they go on without him. Thank for the service he gave and for the sacrifice he made. Thank you for the 40 years you allowed him to be here. Though he is gone, his legacy lives on. Like ripples in the ocean, the good he did will go on and on. Through his actions and the memories his loved ones hold dear, he will live forever. Keep him alive in their hearts. It is good for them to cry now but in time, may there be fewer tears and more smiles and even laughter as they share stories and good memories of him. "And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces." Amen and amen.

June 18, 2008

My heart breaks for the family of officer Bahr. I know what the days and months ahead will be like for them. My son was killed 1-4-06. When our son was killed we received a personal note from the Fredericksburg Police Dept. It was very special to us because we lived in Fredericksburg for a short time when our son was in high school. I have the family and the department in my thoughts and prayers.

Fairfield Co. OH Deputy Ethan Collins EOW 1-4-06

Alisa Collins

June 17, 2008

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Officer Bahr's wife, family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and I am now married to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Carpenter. All of your COPS family is here for you and hurting for you. We all became a family when our loved ones became police officers and now we have even a stronger bond when one of our family members go down. We are here for you to help you along this journey you now have joined with us. God bless you all.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

June 17, 2008



June 17, 2008

Hey Buddy,

I can't believe it has been over 10 days since you left us. The whole thing still seems so surreal. The planning for your funeral, the visitation and the funeral itself are all a blur. Now that all the honors have been paid and your brothers and sisters in uniform have gone those of us who knew and loved you are left here trying to deal with this hole you have left in our lives. We came back on shift today and everyone is trying to put on their "strong" and "I'm coping" faces but, it is only a veil. I can still see the pain and sense of loss in all their faces. Stef is doing as well as can be expected, which in itself is an understatement. I truly believe that her strength is the glue holding us all together. I promise you that we will continue to watch over her and provide any comfort or assistance she needs. I will do the same for your parents and Trish.

Rest easy now Todd, we'll do our best to finish what you started. We miss you, Bill.

Sgt. Bill Hallam
Fredericksburg Police Dept.

June 17, 2008

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because tough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. Thank you Officer Bahr for making the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in God's everlasting peace, and know that you will not be forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Lt. Matt Canfield
Laconia, NH

June 16, 2008

My heart felt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Bahr. May you sleep peacefully with the Angels, your job done. And my constant prayer is that a hedge of protection be placed around every Law Enforcement Officer to
end these senseless tragedies. One loss is far too many.
God Bless All who Grieve.

Mother of a Police Officer

June 16, 2008

May God Bless You and Your Family, for I know what they are going through. I myself lost my husband who was a Lt. on the Memphis Police Department to murder and know the loss and sorrow they are feeling. For God may keep them strong during these times, as I am leaning on Him myself.

A Fallen Officers Wife & 911 Dispatcher
Shelby County Sheriffs Office,Memphis,TN

June 16, 2008

Though I may not know Officer Bahr, I respect him, he is a fellow brother in arms. It is a sad time, we are losing too many good men and women overseas, we should not have to lose any here at home. To me Officer Bahr, is a true hero and I will always think of him as such. rest in peace BROTHER, you did your job and that is all we could ever have asked of you.

AO1(AW/SW) Edward T O'Donnell
Command Master-at-Arms
Transient Personnel Unit
Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois

AO1(AW/SW) Edward T O'Donnell
United States Navy

June 16, 2008

Although we never went on calls together, I'm proud to wear the same uniform as Todd. I knew him better as a person than as an officer but I won't forget him.

Officer J Walker
Fredericksburg Police Dept

June 16, 2008

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