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Fallen Constable's Son Throws First Pitch for Aggie Baseball Opener

*10 P.M. Update*

The family of a Brazos County Constable killed in the line of duty was honored Friday night at the Texas A&M Baseball season opener.

Constable Brian Bachmann was shot and killed last August while serving an eviction notice in College Station, not far from the A&M campus.

News 3 was there for the start of the ball game and got to speak with the Bachmann Family about the special recognition.

Ninth grader Colby Bachmann was excited to throw the first pitch as the Aggies took on the University of Illinois at Chicago for the start of the season.

His father Brian Bachmann was a Little League coach and a big part of the baseball community here before he passed away.

15-year-old Colby Bachmann warmed up to throw the first pitch for Texas A&M's first baseball season in the SEC.

"I'm pretty excited. I haven't gotten to go to an Aggie game in awhile," said Colby Bachmann.

Six months ago his father, Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann was killed while serving an eviction notice on Fidelity Street in College Station.

"A little bit nervous. I'm hoping I can get it over the plate," he added.

His mother Donna and little sister Caitlyn stood on the mound smiling ear to ear as Colby threw his pitch to Aggie Catcher Jason Jester.

"All the prayers and just the support it's, it's unreal. I can never even tell people you know everything that they've done, I could never thank people enough," said Donna Bachmann.

Constable Bachmann was on the board of the College Station Little League and coached his son and other ball players. His wife says she was a bit sad at first thinking about baseball season, but not anymore.

"It made me realize that life's going to go on and baseball is going to go on and as long that there's something to look forward to then you know all's good," she said.

A&M Head Baseball Coach Rob Childress says honoring the Bachmann's was an easy choice.

"Brian was not only a leader in the community with the Sheriff's Office, but also with the Little League and baseball. He's so involved in that and he's got a special family," said Coach Childress.

"I know I have like tons of friends in the stands and I know they are really there for me at all times," said Colby Bachmann.

Colby Bachmann has been playing baseball since the age of five but is taking a break from playing this year.

An amazing family who our thoughts and prayers continue to be with.

Colby Bachmann played catcher on his baseball teams before moving to second base.

*6 P.M. Story*

The family of a Brazos County Constable killed in the line of duty was honored at Friday's A&M baseball game.

Brian Bachmann was killed in a shootout while serving an eviction notice in College Station last August.

Friday night his wife, Donna, and two children were on the mound to throw out the first pitch of the season.

The Bachmann Family was glad to be here on this very special opening night.

15-year-old Colby received a very warm Aggie reception as they walked on the mound.

It was just six months ago Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann was killed on Fidelity Street.

The gunman Tres Caffal also died and bystander Christopher Northcliffe as well.

Baseball has been a part of the Bachmann Family for years.

Constable Bachmann was on the Little League board as well as a coach.

The game against the University of Illinois at Chicago started at 6:35 P.M.

We will have video of the first pitch coming up Friday at ten and interviews with the Bachmann's as well as Baseball Head Coach Rob Childress.


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