Tip A Cop honors longtime supporter, raises record amount of money

This year’s statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run "Tip A Cop" at more than 40 Texas Roadhouse locations was a great success. One event in particular broke Special Olympics Texas records: the Heart of East Texas area raised more than $16,000 in an event dedicated to the memory of Constable Brian Bachmann, a longtime LETR member. (Their goal had been to raise $10,000.) Constable Bachmann was killed in the line of duty in August 2012—just weeks after he had participated in the annual Tip A Cop fundraiser…and just three months after he had passed the torch at the Chapter Equestrian Games in Bryan-College Station. Bachmann had been a volunteer with the LETR since 2000 and was always willing to help out wherever he could.