Leaders across the state have sent messages concerning Monday's shooting in College Station.
Former President George H.W. Bush
Barbara and I were profoundly saddened to learn about the tragic shootings in College Station yesterday, and we send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the victims and their families -- especially the families of Constable Bachmann and Christopher Northcliffe. While we cannot understand the senselessness that led to this shocking series of events, we do know that the Bryan-College Station community -- which is like a home for us -- will come together to comfort and, just as importantly, to persevere. May God bless you all in this trying time, and shower you with His healing grace.
Sen. John Cornyn
My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the shooting in College Station this afternoon. I join the community in expressing my deepest condolences.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Senseless attacks by violent criminals have no place in the State of Texas--and will not be tolerated. The Attorney General's Office has offered law enforcement assistance to the Department of Public Safety and our Crime Victim Services personnel have contacted local authorities to ensure they have whatever resources are necessary to aid the victims of this terrible crime.
Texas Engineering Extension Service
The entire TEEX Family is saddened by the death of Brazos County Precinct 1 Constable Brian Bachmann and offers our condolences to his agency, family and friends. Constable Bachmann was a 1992 graduate of the TEEX Central Texas Police Academy and has served as an academy guest instructor since 2011, sharing his knowledge and experience of civil law with new Brazos Valley academy cadets.
"Constable Bachmann not only served as a Brazos Valley law enforcement professional for over 13 years, his commitment, service and support as a guest instructor for the Central Texas Police Academy demonstrated his desire that our communities be policed by caring, compassionate and professional officers. Brian and his dedicated spirit will be sorely missed by the entire police academy staff. We shall never forget” commented Tom Shehan, TEEX Division Director for Public Safety and Security.
Congressman Bill Flores
It is heartbreaking to hear the news of the tragic shooting in College Station that took the lives of Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann and an additional victim. Constable Bachmann and I were just together at the Feast of Caring last week--he was a brave protector of and servant for our community, and we have all lost a great friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this awful shooting. God bless Constable Bachmann’s family and all of our first responders. I would ask everyone in our community to pray for the victims, their families, our first responders and the military men and women who selflessly serve to keep us safe.
College Station Mayor Nancy Berry
What unfolded today in College Station is beyond tragic. Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann not only was a professional, but was held in the highest regard in our community. My thoughts and prayers certainly are with his family, friends, coworkers and counterparts. There are many victims, including families of Mr. Caffall and Mr. Northcliffe, who will continue to suffer physical and emotional pain for a very long time, and we shouldn't forget them.
My heartfelt appreciation goes to the College Station Police Department for their response — I know they're hurting, yet are having to push forward with their professional duties. Additional thanks must be given to our friends with Brazos County, the City of Bryan, Texas A&M University and a host of other agencies who stood with us throughout the day. Other acts of generosity shown toward public safety officials, neighbors and victims’ families are too numerous to list. We’ve heard from Texas Aggies all over the world who share in our sadness, and we’re thankful for you.
State Representative John Raney
Yesterday's tragic event was a shock to the Bryan/College Station community and beyond. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the loved ones of those lost in this senseless tragedy.
I appreciate the quick response of the College Station Police Department, the City of Bryan, Brazos County, and Texas A&M University, among others, that kept additional lives out of harm's way. I still believe Bryan/College Station to be one of the safest and friendliest communities in America. The outpouring of community support during times of tragedy reminds us that the Spirit of Aggieland is one that cannot be broken.