Brazos County Constable, Brian Bachmann was shot and killed Monday in College Station. As a wife and mother, my heart is broken for the Bachmann family. I’d love for this community here at BCS Families to rally around the Bachmanns during this tragic time. Words fail at moments like this. I’m not sure what to say to a woman who has lost her husband or to children who have lost their father. This family’s life will be altered forever. What we can do is show our love and gratitude as they grieve. I’m asking our BCS Families community to bless the Bachmann family with gift cards to local eating establishments in Bryan-College Station. We would like to help lighten the load for this family as they walk through this difficult time. As a result of generous gifts from local families and local restaurants, I’m hoping the Bachmanns won’t need to expend any energy thinking about dinner for the next few months. Thank you in advance for your willingness to reach out to this family in this particular way. Families supporting families is one of the benchmarks of a healthy community. I’m grateful for the ways we see those principles lived out in the Brazos Valley.
I’m in the process of contacting local restaurants to see if they will match the dollar amounts of the gift certificates purchased for the Bachmann family. For the next two weeks, this community of readers can purchase gift certificates from our list of participating restaurants. When you purchase your gift certificate for the Bachmann family, the restaurant will match your donation dollar-for-dollar. The gift certificates you purchase for the Bachmanns will remain at the restaurants. I’ll pick up those gift certificates from local eating establishments in two weeks and deliver them to the church where the Bachmann family attends. The church will pass along the gift certificates to the family.
I’ll be adding to the list of local restaurants as I confirm their participation. Until August 29, the following restaurants are matching the dollar amounts of gift certificates purchased for the Bachmann family (for example – you purchase a $20 gift card, the family receives a $40 gift card from the restaurant):
Wings N More – University Location ONLY.
We’d also like to take this moment to express our gratitude to the men and women who serve our community through the College Station Police Department and Bryan Police Department. Days like today remind us of the risk you take and the sacrifices your families make in order for our families and communities to remain safe. As you grieve a lost friend, we hope you feel loved, supported, and appreciated by your community. Thank you.