Community coming together to help shooting victim's family

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:39pm

COLLEGE STATION -- Since Monday's devastating shooting in College Station there has been an overwhelming amount of support from not just the local community but from all over.

Just hours after Monday's deadly shooting several vigils and memorials were held to honor the lives of Constable Brian Bachmann and Christopher Northcliffe.

Now, three days later, a group of students are finding a way to support the Bachmann family.

"We're trying to do a lemonade stand," said fifth-grader Alysee Loopstra.

Kids attending the College Station ISD summer camp program had a lemonade stand today and Wednesday to try and raise money for the Bachmann's.

"I just wanted to make them feel better because the girl is really close to my age and probably really sad because her dad can't come back so we just want to help them," said Loopstra.

Lemonade sold for 50 cents and while it may not seem like much Kimberly Hebert, a friend of Constable Bachmann's daughter, says it's not about the amount of money they raise but about supporting the victim's families during a time of need.

"It'd just be sad if no one cared that he died because he's a really good cop."

The children have already raised more than $1,000, surpassing their goal and Kimberly says it's all worth it to help out a friend.

"It's just trying to show support and say that we all care."

Since Monday's shooting donations have been pouring in from all over.

The Houston 100 Club, an organization to help fallen fire fighters and police officers, donated $20,000 to the Bachmann family.

Memorial funds have also been set up for both the Bachmann's and the Northcliffe's.

A community coming together as one while mourning the loss of two.

If you'd like to donate to the Northcliffe family, monetary donations can be made to any Bryan/College Station branch of Prosperity Bank to the “Benefit of Chris Northcliffe”.

A fund for the Bachmann family has also been set up at the American Momentum Bank called "Bachmann Benefit Fund."


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