Victim’s Lives Remembered Several Hours After Shooting

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

Several local church congregations gathered this evening to remember those who lost their lives in today's shooting.

An unexpected church service at Christ United Methodist Church had a packed house this evening.

"We were just all holding it together,” said Karen Jenkins, a resident of College Station who didn't even know Constable Brian Bachmann. “We were holding it together for the family because the children were there too,” said Jenkins.

Hundreds gathered at the church to remember Bachmann. He leaves behind three children and a wife. It's a family Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk, who attended the service, knows personally.

"His wife, one of the first words she shared with me was he was doing what he loved to do, and that is so very true,” said Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk.

Law enforcement from all over the community rushed to the ER throughout the afternoon at College Station Medical Center where Bachmann was taken.

Sheriff Kirk says he had big plans for Bachmann.

“I worked with him to get elected to Constable Precinct 1, and hope he take my place when I retire,” said Kirk.

Now he has a fallen officer who he says he will always look up to.

"He was a Christian man. We know where he is going. Maybe we will join him there someday.”

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