COLLEGE STATION, Texas—A College Station church held a vigil for a Brazos County constable who was killed in a shooting near the Texas A&M campus Monday afternoon.
Police said 35-year-old Thomas Caffal began firing shots while Brazos County Precinct One Constable Brian Bachmann, 41, served him an eviction notice at a home at Fidelity and Highland.
Bachmann was married and had two children. He’d worked for the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office for the past 10 years.
Friends, colleagues and others gathered at Bachmann’s church Monday night to remember him and the other victims.
One of Bachmann’s friends said the world lost a great lawman.
“Bachmann was a cop’s cop, he was a great man, was honest, he had the utmost integrity,” Peter Schulte said. “Brazos County deputy constables are very active, are very active in the community, they work well with other law enforcement in Brazos County. We’re all a big family down there.”
The 100 Club, a group that helps families of fallen police and firefighters, said it will give $20,000 to Bachmann’s family. It’s part of the organization’s survivor’s fund to help families with finances.
Caffall is also accused of killing a man who neighbors said was the home's landlord. He wounded a Houston woman and another officer before police shot him to death, investigators said.