"I've not been allowed to come in here since yesterday," said Jimmie Vernon.
She was away from her home for about 30 hours. She lives one house away from where Caffall lived. She was briefly allowed to come home, with a police escort and pick up her cat.
"I was out of town this past weekend and I had planned to get back here at 12:15. I was delayed. I didn't get back until 1:30. So, I would have been right in my driveway here at 12:15 and one house over is where the fire fight was. I'm very glad that I was delayed."
Other residents briefly returned home Tuesday night, with a police escort, gathered belongings and left as officers continued their investigation.
Bachmann worked more than 19 years in law enforcement, according to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. He started out with the Hempstead Police Department before spending most of his career with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office. He had been a constable since January 2011, after winning election to the post the prior November.
In a February 2010 candidate profile in the Bryan-College Station Eagle, the married father of two said he wanted to bring "constables back to the community" by actively patrolling neighborhoods to discourage crime.
Constables are law enforcement officers similar to sheriff's deputies who are elected to serve in specific county precincts. They primarily serve warrants and official paperwork or act as courtroom bailiffs.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an A&M alumnus, said at an event in Florida that his "prayers are with any of those that have been injured." A&M President R. Bowen Loftin issued a statement calling Monday a "sad day in the Bryan-College Station community."