Every Victim Every Time

Crime Victim Conference

Brian Bachmann Legacy Scholarship Award

Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving an eviction notice at a home in College Station on August 13, 2012.  Additional gunshots left one civilian dead, another gravely wounded, an officer severely injured, and the shooter held police at bay for 30 minutes.  First Responders and police officers from all over the Brazos Valley responded to this active shooter scene that day.  The loss of Brian touched this community and his passion and work left a legacy for years to come.  His dedication to law enforcement and the criminal justice community was only part of Brian’s legacy.  He was also a devoted husband and father, supporter of local athletics and active community volunteer.

Brian was born November 29, 1970 in Mimot, North Dakota, the son of Bradley and Carmen (Hernandez) Bachmann. Brian was a Certified Peace Officer since 1992 and holds an Advanced Peace Officer Certificate. Brian served Brazos County as a Deputy in the Brazos County Sheriff's Office from 1993 to 1998 when he joined the Brazos Valley Narcotics Task Force. In 2005 he returned to the Sheriff's Office. In 2005, Brian was honored as the Officer of the Year for the Brazos County Sheriff's Office and also was a recipient of the Enrique Camarena Award. The award is given nationwide in memory of Camarena, a U.S. drug agent who was killed in 1985 while working undercover in Mexico. Currently he was serving his first term as the Constable of Precinct 1, Brazos County when he was killed.

Brian was a supporter of the Every Victim, Every Time conference and he attended the first Legacy Dinner the April before he was killed.  It was at the 2nd annual Legacy Dinner that the Brian Bachmann Legacy Scholarship was first given to A&M Consolidated High School Senior Kyle Nelson.  It is our hope that through this scholarship, Brian’s legacy will live on in the youth of this generation.  Each year a recipient/s will be chosen by the EVET board members and the scholarship is awarded at the Conference Legacy Luncheon. 

This year the Legacy Luncheon will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  Recipients must be a Brazos Valley high school senior and acceptance to a College or University in the Fall of 2019 is required.  Applicants must complete an application process and attendance at the luncheon is encouraged. If you would like to nominate someone for the Brian Bachmann Legacy Scholarship please click the link below and send it back to us.   

“What makes greatness is starting something that lives after you.  Your Legacy”

Congratulations to the 2018 Brian Bachmann Legacy Scholarship recipients.