Hall County

Hall County deputy, SRO loses month-long battle with COVID-19

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of one of their own following a battle with COVID-19.

School Resource Officer Chris Bachelor, 42, died Wednesday after battling the virus for the last month.

Bachelor has served as an SRO at C.W. Davis Middle School for the past six years.

“He was a friend, colleague, and a brother to us all. There are no words to express the heartbreak and sadness we feel at this time. Chris loved Davis Middle School and our community, and always served both with a smile. I know I speak for all of us at DMS when I say he will be missed beyond measure. His legacy and impact will live on, but it will not truly be measured until eternity,” Principal Mike McQueen said.

Bachelor had served with the Sheriff’s Office for a total of 14 years.


“Chris was a quiet person, but watch out, all of a sudden he would make a comment out of nowhere and have you laughing,” fellow SRO Sgt. Jeff Fleming said.

Bachelor also served at Flowery Branch and Friendship elementary schools.

“Chris was loved and respected by all that knew him,” Sheriff Gerald Couch said. “He touched many lives in a positive manner, and we will miss him greatly.”

Deputies have lowered flags to half-staff at all Sheriff’s Office facilities in honor of Bachelor. Bachelor leaves behind a wife, 11-year-old daughter, numerous family members and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled to begin Monday at 3 p.m. at Christ Place Church at 3428 Atlanta Hwy., Flowery Branch. Traffic delays can be expected at any time following the services.

The route from Christ Place Church to Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery will not be closed. Instead, public safety partners will hold traffic at intersections and interstate ramps for brief periods of time as the procession passes.

Motorists should expect intermittent traffic delays on several roadways this afternoon during the post-funeral...

Posted by Hall County Sheriff's Office on Monday, August 30, 2021