In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Christopher Jay Bachelor
On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the state of Georgia lost a school resource officer to the COVID19 pandemic. Unfortunately, since the start of school across the country this fall, the US has lost several school resource officers to the virus.
Deputy Sheriff Christopher Jay Bachelor, badge SRO 1, died due to complications of COVID19. Bachelor most likely caught the virus while working at the C. W. Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch, Georgia. His death has been determined a line of duty death. Bachelor was 42 years old.
Bachelor had worked for the Hall County Sheriff’s Officer for over 14 years. Before coming to Hall County, Bachelor started his career at the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office, serving for more than two years.
Deputy Sheriff Chris Bachelor died from complications resulting from contracting COVID-19 while serving as the Student Resource Officer at C. W. Davis Middle School, 4335 Falcon Pkwy, Flowery Branch.
Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office was home to Deputy Sheriff Chris Bachelor for 14 years. The sheriff’s office has three precincts and three bureaus. The precincts are North Precinct, South Precinct, and the Lula Precinct. The bureaus include the administrative bureau, the enforcement bureau, and the support services bureau. The enforcement bureau consists of two divisions – criminal investigations and uniform patrol.
The administrative unit includes all jail staff. In addition, the HCSO provides security for the county courthouse, law enforcement services for unincorporated areas of the county, and operates the Hall County Jail.
According to the HCSO new website, the department provides “twenty-four-hour Uniform Patrol, School Resource Officers, School Crossing Guards, Advance (Youth Education) Program, Neighborhood Watch Programs, Criminal Investigations, Dive Team, SWAT Team, Warrant Service Unit, Civil Process Service, Courthouse Security, Inmate Work Details, Community Service (clean streets) Bus Program, Work Release Program and one of the largest Jail’s in North Georgia with a capacity of 1134 inmates.”
Deputy Sheriff Christopher Jay Bachelor leaves behind his wife and daughter. Deputy Sheriff Bachelor will be buried with the Honor Guard to help the family with the services. It will take a great deal of support and empathy for the community to provide the emotional and other support the Bachelor family will need during this difficult time.
IACP or International Association of Chiefs of police extended condolences to the Bachelor family on their Twitter page. “Our thoughts are with the colleagues, friends, and family of Deputy Sheriff Christopher Jay Bachelor, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia.”
Gail M. Pabst, a friend of law enforcement, shared condolences online. “My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Christopher Jay Bachelor during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service, and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Christopher Jay Bachelor.”
Corporal Gary Hughes shared in the grief for the fallen officer. “Rest in peace, Deputy Bachelor. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bachelor family and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.