Shooting Victim’s Family Receives Generous Donation

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

Constable Brian Bachmann's family received a very generous donation from a well-known group that helps families of officers killed in the line of duty.

"We just completed a visit to the home to present Mrs. Bachmann with a $20,000 check which is the initial gift,” said Rick Hartley, Executive Director of The 100 Club.

The non-profit organization, based out of Houston, provides financial support for those survived by emergency personnel killed in the line of duty.

Hartley visited the Bachmann's.

"The family is still in shock and the grieving has started, but they were extremely thankful for what we did,” said Hartley.

The community is coming together to help a man who many say helped the community.

A close family friend of Bachmann, Phil Medlin, says he was in the process of trying to help out troubled teens without fathers.

Medlin says he sent a text message to Bachmann. About an hour later, his friend was shot and killed.

"It was like a kick in the stomach,” said Medlin who helps run the well-known Santa's Wonderland in College Station.

It's a place Bachmann worked and volunteered at since 1998. Last week Medlin says he talked about doing something different this year for Christmas.

"He expressed his heart for teens, especially kids without dads, and how he would like to do something for them,” said Medlin.

On average, The 100 Club executive director says they give about $300,000 per incident.

All of the money is donated solely by the organizations 29,400 members.

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