Thousands of cops, constables and sheriff's deputies came to College Station Saturday to say thanks.
It's a small measure of appreciation, they say, for a man who gave the last full measure of devotion to his community.
"I've been doing this 22 years and each one is equally as tragic," says Lieutenant Bill Bucks. He and several officers from Montgomery County Sheriff's Office joined thousands of other officers, constables and deputies who drove to College Station to pay their respects to Constable Bachmann.
"It's important to us to show our support for the family and we are a brotherhood. It's just like losing one of our family and that's why we're here and we hope they understand that," says Bucks.
Hundreds of patrol cars and SUVs filled the parking lots at Reed Arena on Saturday morning. Some were recognizable from across the state, others weren't. Like the car Morris Stroud was driving. He and fellow officers drove in from Monroe, Louisiana.
"Anytime something like this happens it's our obligation to come support, no whether it's Texas, Louisiana or surrounding areas, we're gonna come and make sure not only the family, but the local enforcement to let them know we're here for them," says Stroud.
It wasn't just law enforcement that showed up to support the Bachmann family and local law enforcement. The Patriot Guard Riders were in full force.
"We come out to stand tall and proud, not only for our military veterans but for our first responders," says Randal Allison.
"To let them, let the communities know that there are those of us out here who care about them and appreciate the job that they've done and the sacrifices they make," says Allison.
|MONDAY, DECEMBER 9|
|Beth Lawrence - St. Thomas Early Learning Center Fun Run|
|Jessica Guidry - Christmas on the Brazos|
|Theresa Mangapora - Food for Families Food Drive|
|Reason to Smile - Send in Your Smiles|
|TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10|
|Brooke Conrad - United Way Campaign|
|Jeff Paradowski - Bikes for Kids|
|Mayor Jason Bienski - City of Bryan|
|WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11|
|KBTX Food for Families Food Drive|
|THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12|
|Michael Browder & Gloria Cooks - Pre Appreciation Concert featuring Pastor Beverly Crawford|
|Jay Socol - City of College Station|
|From the Ground Up - Click Here for Stories|
|Half Price Thursday - Click Here for Deals|
|FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13|
|B/CS Chamber of Commerce|
|BFD Elf on the Shelf|
|Jayla Fry - Click for Weekend Gardener|
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