Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Constable Brian David Bachmann

Brazos County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 13, 2012

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Reflections for Constable Brian David Bachmann

To the Bachmann family, I extend my deepest and most sincere condolences. I want to thank you for sharing Brian with us, his Law Enforcement brothers and sisters. Just know that Brian is a true HERO and is going to be missed by many. To the Bachmann family, you guys are also seen as the true unsung heros for the sacrifices you made. You guys will be in our prayers.

Brian, you will always be remembered and never forgotten. Thank You for your service, your commitment and your love for the job. You are now in a great place! Your watch down here is now over so help keep heaven safe, keep it full of smiles and laughter. Keep heaven full of warmth and love cause we know that was always your character and your nature. We will meet up again one day but for now, Rest in Peace my brother, we'll take it from here.

Narcotics Investigator
Hempstead PD

August 14, 2012

My heart and prayers go out to the family, friends and fellow officers of Constable Bachmann. We grieve for and with you in your loss. The Harris County Sheriff's Office stands with you in your time of sadness.

Deputy S.W. Bowdoin, FTO
Harris County Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2012

The Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 53, sends its condolences for the loss of Constable Brian Bachmann. His twenty year tour demonstrates his dedication to Law Enforcement as a lifelong commitment, and the tragic circumstances surrounding the loss of Constable Bachmann remind us all of the bravery required to fulfill these duties. Thank you for your service, and may you rest in peace.

Recruit Frederick Warfield
Saratoga Springs Police Department

August 14, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

August 14, 2012

It is with a sad heart I write again about another fallen officer. It not only seems it is occurring more often but by the statistics, it is. In light of this statistic I found ...myself needing to express something I have been carrying for sometime (imagine that, right?).

This is what I want to express:

From my Law Enforcement perspective, I want you to know we see the worst of humanity regularly. There is a steep toll we pay in doing so. I don’t expect you to all to understand. That is ok. But to those of you that will say, “Well, you chose to do that job”, I say, “Yes, because you couldn’t and someone has to!” But far beyond that, I was born and raised to do this. I truly feel this was my lot in life. This IS my calling. I don’t do it for appreciation or thanks, I do it because I was meant to. However, that still does not discount the price we pay in doing it.

I also want you to know this is a THANKLESS job that people take for granted. Sure it's nice when people say, "Thank you for your service" but it isn't near enough to dissuade the anguish we ultimately suffer. The anguish upholding the fabric of our communities, our nation and keeping you safe at night and holidays while away from our loved ones and especially after we senselessly lose one of our own.

I want you all to think of a few things and I want you to remember I know that this does not apply to all of you but in my 17 years of experience I know the vast majority have been guilty of some of these things. I know I have. This isn't a blanket accusation or even an accusation; it is a CALL TO STOP AND THINK, a call to help remind EVERYONE that Police Officers are men and women. We have kids, spouses, family, friends, fears, sadness, pain and dreams, just like you. We have a right to be included and to enjoy the same rights and freedoms everyone else enjoys. Yes, the very rights we have sworn to protect and uphold. The very rights you demand. The right to life!

So with that being said, please don't rage at us when you or your loved ones get held accountable for your poor choices. Don't just want us only when you can't solve the problem for yourself and then cast us out the minute we resolve the issue. Don't teach your little kids to fear us by ignorantly saying "See the officer? They will arrest and take you away you if you don't behave". Don't think your education is so superior to ours, you specialize in one thing, we specialize in MANY (Medic, Criminal/Civil/Contract Law Lawyer, Baby-sitter, Juvenile Law Expert, Investigator, Crime Scene Tech, Behavior Counselor, Interviewer, Mental Health Worker, Marriage/Divorce Counselor, Firearms Expert, Defensive Tactics Expert, Crisis Negotiator, and on and on). Don't treat us with disrespect and then expect us to do you favors. Don’t tell us you pay our salaries...if you pull that, I'll tell you that you're a piss poor boss, the pay isn’t worth it and you’re a bad example; among other things! :)

ABOVE ALL, don't make the mistake in thinking that we ARE the government and try and kill us as a statement of your defiance. Don't marginalize us as fellow human beings, brothers, sisters, friends, mothers, fathers and sons and daughters. It isn't your right and it only brings disgrace on anything you've touched. Again, we too have a right to life!

Godspeed Brian! You gave your life in the service of your fellow man. I honor you!

And to all of the others that have, “… laid down the ultimate sacrifice on the altar of freedom…” both civilian and military; I honor you!

Detective Aaron Leavitt
Salt Lake City Police

August 14, 2012

Brian you will be greatly missed. I remember ur smiling face in the hallways at school. BCS class of 89 loss a great class mate. My family and I send our deepest sympathy to your wife and children

kennie akerstrom cooper
went to school BCS class of 92

August 14, 2012

Rest in Peace

My heart goes out to the family, friends & fellow officers, Make these officers be safe each year.

Samantha from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

August 14, 2012

I am sad to hear about a fellow brother losing his life in the line of duty. It seems to me people have lost all respect for us in law enforcement but in the end we law enforcement officers win no matter the situation.

Deputy Constable J. Cavanaugh
Center Township Constables Office Indianapolis In

August 14, 2012

It breaks my heart to see another picture on this wall, it's been such a bad year for Texas law enforcement. You fought the good fight Constable Bachmann, rest easy brother.

Officer M. Sundance #4021
Fort Worth Police Department

August 14, 2012

You are safe now mi Carnal...rest in peace, free from the evils of this world. You are a hero and have a place at the right hand of God. I pray for peace for your family and friends.

Deputy Chief (retired) Jeff Prescott
Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department

August 14, 2012

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O

August 14, 2012

To the family of Constable Bachmann. Please except my
condolences. You are in my prayers for he will never be forgotten. If there is ever any need please feel free to call anytime Rest in Peace my Brother. Constable Ben Snow,Delta Co. Tx. cell 214-6731839

Constable Ben Snow
Chief Constable Delta Co. Tx

August 14, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers to the dear family and children of Constable Bachmann. God Bless him for his dedication and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

August 14, 2012

To fthe family, friends and co-workers of Constable Brian Bachmann-I am truly sorry that this incident has occurred and you have lost your loved one in the line of duty. Your loved one served bravely and will be forever honored in our profession.

Sgt Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

August 14, 2012

May you never be forgotten Constable Bachmann. Our prayers go out to your family at home as well as your police family. Rest in Peace my brother. We have watch from here.

Chief Deputy Derek Seevers, Harper County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma
Rest in Peace, We have watch from here

August 14, 2012

Brian--thank you for your service to our community. You served with honor and pride and for that, we are grateful. Rest in peace.

Laura Dean-Mooney

August 14, 2012

God Speed Brother! You will never be forgotten!

Deputy Jayson Lyday
Brazos County Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2012

Rest in Peace brother. Your service will not be forgotten.

City Marshal
Kerrville Police Dept. Texas

August 14, 2012

Our prayers are with you and your family. We thank you for service to Law Enforcement. God blees you.

Sergeant Mike Neff
South Pasadena Police Department

August 14, 2012

Brian was a role model at the job he loved and to his friends and family whom he loved even more. I worked with Brian and saw firsthand how dedicated, honest and trustworthy he was, to doing the job he loved so much. Brian was a hero long before this dark day, to the citizens he served and to his friends and his beloved family. He adored his wife and two beautiful children and always had an amusing story to tell about something they had done. I don't know which was bigger-his smile or his heart. He had the best smile and attitude of anyone I have ever known. Heaven has a new blue angel today, and he will be missed but remembered in our hearts forever. RIP my brother, my friend.. 10-42

Deputy Tammy Pollock
Brazos County Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2012

My most sincere and deepest condolences to the Family of Constable Bachmann. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deputy
Hidalgo County Pct. #4 Constable's Office

August 14, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Bachmann family. Look down at your mourning bands and remember our fallen brother. Carry his memory and spirit with you on every call.

Officer Israel Pina
Austin Police Department

August 14, 2012

My prayers go out to the Family of Constable Bachman
I know he is in a better place.

Corporal Andyn Rivera (Ret.)
Lancaster County Sheriff Dept. Lancaster Pa.

August 14, 2012

Sending thoughts and prayers to the Bachmann family and to the Officers and Staff of the Brazos County Sheriff's Department.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Trafic & Escort Unit

August 14, 2012

God Bless you & your family we are praying for those left behind. Thank you for your service

Officer C. Wilson
CCA

August 14, 2012

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