This story hits home on a number of levels. My sister-in-law and two of her best-buddy bridesmaids are Aggies, so anything Texas A&M throws up a flag for Eileen and I. Secondly, I worked briefly for a firm who did process-serving, delivering legal paperwork to individuals; my job was to double-check on various databases the possible addresses that the folks might be and make sure we weren't missing any when they came up empty.
Well, in College Station, just off campus, someone did the inverse of Bob Marley's famous song; he did shoot the sheriff's deputy who was serving eviction papers.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund noted that the slain constable, Brian Bachmann, is the sixth law enforcement official killed so far this year in Texas.
According to his Facebook campaign page, Bachmann was a 41-year-old from College Station who had been a Brazos County sheriff's deputy since 1993. The county's website indicated that his four-year term as constable -- a position that involves, among other duties, serving court documents such as eviction notices and subpoenas to citizens -- was set to expire on December 31, 2014.
I'm surprised in the down economy that someone else hadn't taken their frustration out on a process-server delivering foreclosure documents with a gun. The shooter was killed by police, but not before Mr. Bachmann and an innocent bystander were killed.