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The doctor shot and killed Tuesday at the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System clinic was described as a great psychologist who was committed to helping veterans.

Timothy Fjordbak, 63, left a successful private psychology practice after the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, to focus on helping returning soldiers, said FBI Special Agent in Charge Douglas Lindquist.

Fjordbak was a mental and behavioral health psychologist at the VA clinic. He had 33 years experience as a psychologist and was licensed to practice in Florida, Georgia and New Mexico, according to medical records.

He earned a doctoral degree of psychology from the University of Denver. Fjordbak had a practice in Macon, Ga., where he specialized in neuropsychology, clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology, according to medical records.

Fjordbak left a lasting impact on his patients, said Michael Rushton, a U.S. Air Force veteran who was treated by Fjordbak in late November.

"His main thing was that he could differentiate between symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and traumatic brain injury," said Rushton, who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury about a year ago and was also being treated for PTSD. "It was a five-hour appointment and it was a very comprehensive series of tests. He was amazing and an excellent guy."
Published in El Paso Times from Jan. 7 to Jan. 31, 2015.
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July 26, 2018
Michael Dennis
September 11, 2015
Hello Tim, Once upon a time a friend comes along who changes our lives forever. Missing you forever. Anonymous/GA.
February 27, 2015
I miss you so much still can't wrap my head around not hearing from you....will always remember our times together your Macon connection
Cee Cee Clark
January 23, 2015
I am very shocked and sadden to hear the news, of such a great man. its not easy to find a Dr. who really cares for his patients like he did. He had a way of making me feel better after every visit. I looked forward to my appointments with him because I always knew he would make life easier for me to cope with. I will miss you greatly my Heart goes out to his Family. What a tragedy to us all.
The Lord givith and the Lord takith.
Adella Lester
January 21, 2015
Dr FJ your the best!
I hear Dr Fjordbak saying "I did my BEST!" and yes you always did, and may God bless you forever wherever you are. You will be missed always...
Jackie Ramirez
January 20, 2015
Thank you for your service. From a fellow psychologist.
Von King
January 18, 2015
Missing you greatly but so very thankful for your friendship.
Karen and Tony
January 16, 2015
In the midst of this tragedy, I would like to submit this poem to my fallen co-worker, RIP….

For each thorn, there's a rosebud...
For each twilight — a dawn...
For each trial — the strength to carry on,
For each storm cloud — a rainbow...
For each shadow — the sun...
For each parting — sweet memories when sorrow is done.
.... Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sharan Rankin
January 16, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Fjordbak and his family, friends, and coworkers that no longer get to see his smiling face every day. The VA lost a great provider and friend. Rest in peace Dr. Fjordbak; you will not be forgotten.
Savannah Wilburn
January 15, 2015
So sad to lose one of the members of our VA Mental Health Family. Tucson sends thoughts and prayers you way.
Tim Mueller
January 14, 2015
I really respected Tim and counted on him from afar for his leadership. He was a solid man. Someone that I was proud to have work in our system and care for Veterans. They don't come better than him.
Lori Highberger
January 14, 2015
Thank you for all your service to those in need Dr. Fjordbak. R.I.P.
Jennifer Ambriz
January 14, 2015
My condolences to Dr. Fjordbak, his family, and all those close to him. As a Pre-Doctoral Intern in Counseling Psychology, I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of a caring and committed Psychologist. It is a tragic loss for the field. R.I.P. Dr. Fjorbak
January 14, 2015
Dr. Fjordbak was a good person to know and I am glad to have had him in my life for the time that we were afforded.. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends he will be missed..
Kevin Pannell
January 13, 2015
I want to extend my deepest condolences to all that cared for Dr. Fjordbak. My heart goes out to all, especially those of you that I was lucky enough to work with at the El Paso VA. Dr. Fjordbak hired me in 2011 and I was thrilled to be working there and have such fond memories. I know that you were all more a family than coworkers and that this tragic loss has been devastating. Please know that my prayers are with all of you and I am so sorry for this loss. I miss you all and wish that I could reach all the way over there and hug you all.

Laura Rogers
(aka Chi Square Girl)
January 13, 2015
Tim, since hearing on Wednesday of your passing, my mind has been reliving our times together. We met during elementary school and became fast friends. We spent as much time as possible together either alone or with any combination of my brother, your brothers, Jimmy, David, Rick or Jackie, when he moved to Dallas. Mostly it was at either of our parents' houses (Mom still thinks of you as her third son) until we got our driver's licenses. Then the White Rock Lake area became our playground. Since I was older and wiser by 6 months it was up to me to lead you astray. But, you caught up quickly. I remember renting motorcycles upon receiving our temporary driver's licenses. No helmet no sunglasses just right in the middle of Northwest Highway traffic. The shed behind your house because our clubhouse. We played basketball with Steve and went to the State Fair on high school day. We often went to the pro wrestling matches with Jimmy, Bill or Rick. Of course, we knew they were real then and not the fake stuff now on TV. There was the Pig Stand, Keller's, Ashburn's Ice Cream and Char King. Hunting at my grandparent's ranch, football in your front yard and going to Lancaster to get your first car. It bucked and snorted all the way home. Opening the hood we saw one of the spark plug wires wasn't connected and we learned what a car running on 7 cylinders sounds and feels like. Rick was working at the gas station and made the mistake of leaving the keys in his souped up Ford. That car laid rubber for almost a city block. We were lucky Rick didn't notice it missing and call the police. We froze our tails off at one particularly frigid New Year's Day Cotton Bowl game. I tried to get you to join the Navy with me but your father vetoed that plan. As soon as I got home from boot camp we went to 7-11 to buy some beer. After all, Uncle Sam considered me an adult. The clerk asked for my ID and I told him I had left it in the car since the Navy blue uniform has few pockets.. He sold it to me anyway. I learned then the power that people in uniforms had. Remember the countless things we did that we thought we could hide from our parents? Little did we know the range across Dallas your father's influence spread. He had eyes and ears everywhere.

I read the posts of your colleagues' thoughts about your professionalism in treating my brother and sister Veterans. Thank you so very much and it's my prayers for them to continue their good work.

Ann, Ed, Steve, your families and all who knew Tim, my thoughts and prayers are with you. We lost a good one.

So long my good friend. Rest in Peace.
January 13, 2015
Dr. Fjordbak. May you rest in peace. I will surely miss your smile and how you would always say hello to me and ask me about Victor, my husband. You always cared and always asked me if everything was alright? Your truly cared. I enjoyed working with you all those four years I worked with
Special Exams. May you Rest in Peace, and the Light of God Shine on you always.
January 13, 2015
Your Greatly Missed Doc......
Kristy Dereski
January 13, 2015
You will be greatly missed Doc here at the El Paso VA, God Bless you for all your hard work and service to our Veterans........
Kristy Dereski
January 13, 2015
When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. I extend my most sincere condolences to you.
Johanna Coppin
January 13, 2015
The Association of VA Psychologist Leaders expresses our deepest condolences to Dr. Fjordbak's family, friends, and colleagues. We are grateful that he joined the ranks of VA psychologists to serve those who had served and we honor his work in caring for veterans. His loss has been felt throughout our nation.

John R. McQuaid, Ph.D.
President, Association of VA Psychologist Leaders
January 13, 2015
Me & Dr. Fj dancing at our Christmas Party 2013. We said to each other that if we start to dance, people will start dancing too.
I called him Dr. Fj for short. So many words to express my gratitude and what a great honor to have known him. He always stopped by my office at lunch time everyday just to say "Hi, Maria" and tell me some jokes, he slso stopped by everytime he had to pick-up his patient's C&P files, then at the end of each business day, he'd stopped by again with his little bag in his hand just to say "Bye, Maria. Don't stay too late". He always asked me to scan his certificates for him and re-scan them until the image was perfect and the signatures were visible enough. He'd always asked me to order testing kits for him and when the kits arrive, I'd bring the kits up to his office and immediately he puts his pen down, removes his eyeglasses and gets up from his chair with a huge smile on his face. He was very happy to see those testing kits. He was always fun to be with at parties, gatherings, potlucks, even at a football game with Bertha, our supervisor and Dr. Carson, a fellow Psychologist at our VA. He also liked to dance and wanted to learn to dance better :) He always told me that if ever I needed a recommendation that he would write me a good letter of recommendation, and he surely did. Thank you Dr. Fj, I already miss the big smile you always have on you face and I will miss you for all my days to come. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the Fjordbak family. May your sorrows be filled with gladness of Dr. Fjordbak's memories.

Dr. Fj: If you are in heaven, come share it with us down here on earth. We are all missing you.
Maria Lucille Basa
January 13, 2015
You always had a smile and that is a memory that will stay with me. You lit up the room and made it so easy for others to open up and talk to you. You left a void here in our workplace that will never be filled. We miss you dearly.
Melissa Portillo
January 13, 2015
Tim was a dedicated, compassionate, and caring individual, not only to the patients he served, but to all staff that worked with him. My thoughts and prayers for him and his family in this time of sorrow. He will be remembered.
Anderson Hicks
January 13, 2015
On behalf of the entire VA family, we offer our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Fjordbak. His tragic loss is deeply felt among our staff all over the country. We will be eternally grateful that such a highly regarded psychologist chose to commit his life and career to providing compassionate care to our nation's Veterans following September 11, 2001. He will be greatly missed, his life and career will forever serve as a shining example for all of us to emulate as we carry on the important work of serving Veterans in his memory.

Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Interim Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration
Carolyn M. Clancy, MD
January 12, 2015
Dr. Tim your a special man that I was priveliged to work with in the TBI clinic at the very start back in 2005. El Paso VA will miss you Greatly. You truly did help a lot of Vererans Thank You
Stephanie Day
January 12, 2015
There are no words to express how saddened my entire family is at the loss of Tim. He grew up with us, almost like part of our family too. So many childhood memories include Tim. May God bless you all and help you find peace in that he devoted his life to helping others.
Judy Bentsen Opolka
January 12, 2015
Needless to say, Dr Fjordbak was a great co worker, friend, and human being. He always made time whenever his insight was asked for or needed, whether it was on a professional or a personal level. Dr Fjordbak was dependable, understanding above all-very professional. He was the epitome of what all human beings should strive for. I didn't realized how accomplished this wonderful man was until most was revealed to the world via the media streamline. Just goes to show how humble he also was and what vast knowledge of psychiatry this world will never ever benefit from. I will try to make heads or tails out of this senseless act (of cowardness in my eyes) and pray for Dr Fjordbak's soul and family. Always with a great disposition and a hello for you, everytime, all the time. I will forever treasure Dr Fjordbak's friendship and attempt to emulate his persona for however long my life will be for. Your body might not be here with us but you definitely will not be forgotten. Catch you on the flipside Dr Fj.
Juan Monarez
January 12, 2015
Dr. Fjordbak and I worked together in Macon, Georgia at HealthSouth. I would often call him in El Paso for advice or just to check on him and chat.He was one of the sweetest kindest people that I have ever met. I will miss his humor, laughter and the encouraging words that he often gave me. Dr. Tim was such a great person. I am grateful to have had him be a part of my life. He has been a part of my family here in Georgia and Virginia for years. It is so sad that he has left us in the manner that he did but doing just what he loved to do. (Hepling others but especially taking care of his patients). May God Bless all the families involved during this differcult time, his co-workers, former co-workers and friends that he has touched the life of. Family and friends this has been hard for all of us but God is still in control and we must continue to pray inorder to keep on. I think that is what Dr. Tim would want.
Bernita King
January 12, 2015
Sincere condolences. Dr Fjordbak was a pleasure to work with. He will be missed by many.
Ida Tovar
January 12, 2015
Please accept our condolences. Thank you for allowing your family member to serve. Veterans
such as myself can give honor to one who has lost his life in service for others. Blessings.
G. M. Singleton-Wright
Waco VA/ Psycology Technician
G.M. Singleton-Wright
January 12, 2015
Ed and Sharon - What an incredible man Timothy was! A positive force in the lives of so many. A selfless man dedicated to serving others. A life well lived. Condolences.
Brian Smoot
January 12, 2015
I am deeply saddened by this tragic loss of a fellow VA employee who, by all accounts, was an amazing clinician and gentle human being. My prayers are with you.
Katherine Mitchell
January 11, 2015
Our family lived across the street from the Fjordbak family in the 60's. Tim and I attended high school together. Our family extends our thoughts and prayers to the Fjordbak family.
Vickie Hance McMurry
January 11, 2015
Beatrice Bejarano
January 11, 2015
Ed Fjordbak,
Even at this great distance physically and in our personal relationship, please accept my condolences and feelings of sympathy to you and your Family at the loss of your brother.
Peter Wittman
January 11, 2015
Tim and I started our professional lives at the Forensic Service at Florida State Hospital starting in 1984. All I can hold onto right now is the belief we will see each other again one day in our Father's house.
January 10, 2015
Just about everyone that came to know Dr. Fjordbak at Mescalero Hospital used the words "nice" and "gentle" to describe him. He made a tremendous impact to our staff and our patients. He will never be forgotten. We are honored to have known him!
Robert Chang, Ph.D.
January 10, 2015
To the Fjordbak family.There are no words that can comfort you at this point in time.From our family to yours.May God's grace and peace totally surround you during this time.
Troy E. Suggs
Troy Suggs
January 10, 2015
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to all of the family as well as all of the patients he served.
Sally & Mark Cullum
Sally & Mark Cullum
January 10, 2015
May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with Timothy's family during this most difficult time.
Janicw Rudine Necessary
January 10, 2015
The true character of a man is measured by his daily acts and the lives he touches. We thank you Timothy for your service and we honor your life.
Ed and the entire Fjordbak
family God has you nestled close and hears the faintest of whispers...
Thelma Morris Lindsey
January 10, 2015
You honored us by being an NMSU alumni, you blessed us with your insights and gifts in clinical psychopharmacology, you inspired us by your service. We are better servants of those in need because of your example. May the Good Lord bless and comfort all those left breathless by your passing and may the Good Lord ignite your spirit in those you influenced to pick up the torch and carry on your good work.

Dr.Jo Velasquez
New Mexico State University
College Associate Professor
Director of Training
Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychopharmacology
January 10, 2015
As friends of the Fjordbak family in Dallas since 1988 the Rudine family has had a deep and abiding sense of the virtues exemplified by Dr Fjordbak's brother Ed and their late father Reverend Fjordbak. We grieve along with the community of the VA for this terrible loss on the day of Epiphany. We pray that some good can flow from this awful act and appreciate reading these moving tributes from Timothy's friends and colleagues.
Robert Rudine
January 10, 2015
My prayers for God's comforting peace are for all his friends and especially his family. I've known Tim for many years from our worshipping at the church his dad pastored.
I know Tim made a huge difference in the lives of his patients and friends.
Patti Camp Dean
January 10, 2015
Dr. Fjordbak was a great professional who helped my son when he was hurt in a car accident in Macon, Ga. He worked with Jeremy with his injury of a traumatic brain injury. We really loved him and everything he did for us as a family. There was none better. Believe me, I couldn't have gotten through this accident without his kindness and understanding. Tim was always willing to talk to us day or night. My family is heart broken. God bless his family at this sad time. Your son made a difference in our lives. Thanks for sharing him with us. You are in my prayers and thoughts. The Bowling family from Ga.
January 10, 2015
My wife, Susan, and I are psychologists at the El Paso VA. Tim was our supervisor and we where there at this tragic event. Only minutes earlier Tim and I were laughing over a project and sharing our mutual interest in Single Malt Scotch. This is the memory I will keep from that day.

The depth of our feeling of helplessness during this tragedy cannot be described in words.

Tim was a well-respected psychologist, supervisor, and helpful provider to numerous Veterans.

May Tim be remembered for all that he did for others and not by the events of this one tragic day.

Drs. Susan and Gary Calhoun
Special Exams Unit
El Paso VA
Gary and Susan Calhoun
January 10, 2015
Most sincere condolences from a colleague in Lexington, KY. I pray that your family, friends, and co-workers find peace during this difficult time.
Stephanie Hyberger
January 10, 2015
Carl and Maxine Clark
January 10, 2015
Tim alays had a smile and a kind word. Our lives are dimmer without him. My deepest sympathies to all who loved him.
Lennie Enzel
January 10, 2015
To The Fjordbak Family and VA Family: Thank You for the service you provided to those in need. May prayers and blessings help provide comfort, guidance and understanding at this time. May honor and healing become one, for to serve many in need are many to count. Know that you will be remembered and missed. Godspeed.
The Garcia Family
January 9, 2015
Dr. Fjordbak You always told me to take every day as like a new one in my life and you were one of the few that believe on me while you were my provider, even the last time that I saw you about two weeks ago when you went into my cubicle and praise me, thanks for everything and I will miss you not like the provider that took care of me but a person that saw that I was a real person and a real human being with real problems, God Bless you and I will never forget you.
Rafael Vazquez
January 9, 2015
As part of the VA family and as a psychologist from the University of Denver, my heart goes out to your whole family. You are in the thoughts and prayers of so many. I wish you peace.
Frank Gantz, Psy.D.,
January 9, 2015
Condolences on behalf of the Psychologists from the Huntington VAMC in West Virginia. Our deepest sympathy Dr. Fjordbak's family, friends and colleagues. We share his passion for providing psychology services to Veterans. Rest in Peace.
Linda Pennington, PsyD
January 9, 2015
The American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology extends condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Fjordbak. We appreciate and respect his commitment to his country and those who serve in the military. He has no doubt positively impacted the lives of many.
Michele Rusin, PhD, ABPP (Rp)
President, Amer Board of Rehab Psychology
Michele Rusin
January 9, 2015
I actually got to meet with Tim a few times and had lunch with him at the VA Clinic in El Paso, I really enjoyed having conversations with him and we had a lot in common. I am very saddened to hear of his passing and praying for all of those most greatly affected by this tragic loss.
Dave Lashman
January 9, 2015
I am a neuropsychologist at the Hefner VAMC in Salisbury, NC and also a graduate of the University of Denver. My deepest condolences to Dr. Fjordbak's family, friends and coworkers.
Ruth Yoash-Gantz
January 9, 2015
I am a Nurse Practitioner who is retired from the El Paso Main VA. I did not know Dr. Fjordbak as he came to El Paso after I'd left, but my former co-workers have nothing but praise for the work he did. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
Maureen Bell
January 9, 2015
Prayers of comfort to you all.
Dr. Martha Sorensen
January 9, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family of this fine man. My heart aches at his loss and the unfairness of it all.
Dr. Martha Sorensen
January 9, 2015
May God's eternal light shine upon you.
Soledad Alcantara
January 9, 2015
The loss of a wonderful human being and a well loved and respected doctor has left a permanent hole in all of our souls. I knew dr. Fjordbak at the El Paso VA mostly in passing, he would always have a kind word or a smile to share. I remember asking him severy time we lost a Servic Chief when he was going to become the Chief in Mental Health, I guess that was not meant to be. I shall mess him. Rest in Peace.
Hilda Orduno
January 9, 2015
I am a psychologist at the Dallas VA, and I am very saddened by this tragic loss. I am keeping the Fjordbak family in my thoughts and prayers.
January 9, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and coworkers of Dr. Fjordbak. May positive memories of your time with him help you through this difficult time.
Karen McPeak
January 9, 2015
Tiffany Johnson
January 9, 2015
Dr. Fjordbak was my friend and former colleague for several years. He was a dedicated psychologist and will be missed. My prayers and deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues.
Barbara Brandt
January 9, 2015
I never met him, but share the profession and feel a connection to him and his. The write-up about him portrayed a deeply committed man who was passionate about the Veterans. I am so sorry for your loss, and the loss to the world. I pray there is some solace in the knowledge that he will never be forgotten. This tragedy will be the catalyst for changes that prevent another family's loss. May the Lord comfort and keep you.
Diane Todd
January 9, 2015
I worked with Tim in the mid 1990's at Healthsouth Rehab in Macon, Georgia as a psychometrist until he encouraged me to apply to graduate school. After graduating, he hired me on for a post-doc where he supervised me until i completed my hours and obtained my license. He and I worked together in private practice until he accepted the position at the El Paso VAMC and we continued to keep in touch throughout. Tim was a great psychologist and more importantly, a great friend and person. I am grateful to have called him friend and teacher. Tim, my good friend, thank you for everything you have ever done for me..... you will be greatly missed.
Robert Foster
January 9, 2015
On behalf of the Psychology staff of the Miami VA, we send all of our thoughts and prayers to Dr. Fjordbak's family, friends and co-workers. We have all felt this deep loss to our VA family.
Philip Burda
January 9, 2015
Finding the right words is never easy and I am just at a loss for words. To fully understand and grasp of what happened may be the most difficult task for anyone. My heartfelt and deepest condolences to his family and colleagues and the VA community. May his soul rest in peace...
Holger Viel
January 9, 2015
I am a former friend and colleague of Tim, and held him in the highest regard. He was dedicated, compassionate, perceptive and thorough in his work and life. The psychology community and the world has lost an amazing person. Thoughts and prayers to Tim's family.
Gena Connally
January 9, 2015
There are no words to express my sympathy to the family of Dr. Fjordbak. While I did not know him personally, I have been a VA psychologist for many years, and am also a veteran. While his death is a great loss to the VA and psychology communities, I'm sure that our loss pales to the loss for your family.
Katherine Jones
January 9, 2015
I did not know Dr. Fjordbak personally but VA psychologists and other VA staff are family, no matter how far apart we are geographically. My deepest sympathies to you.
Peggy Henderson
January 9, 2015
I know that I did not get the opportunity to meet Mr. Fjordbak, but from what I've been told from other veterans, is that he was a very good Psychologist. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Mr. Timothy Fjordbak. May you Rest In Peace
Jennifer Williams
January 8, 2015
I work at the SLC Utah VA.
Former Mental Health employee for 10+ years.
My prayers are for your family, friends and collegues.
Thank you for your service.
Neomi Dyal
January 8, 2015
My wife, Margaret, knew Tim from about Age 16. I knew him from early 1969. He and his family have enriched, and blessed our lives. Our love, thoughts, and prayers shall forever be with/for them.
John Moore
January 8, 2015
I am heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of Dr. Fjordbak. Left behind to honor his memory by carrying forward his compassionate work, are his many colleagues throughout VA who are dedicated to making a positive difference.
John Fairbank
January 8, 2015
We remember you!TBI support group from Macon Georgia
January 8, 2015
"Uncle" Tim, We adore and love you forever. Thanks for the lovely leather gifts you chose for us and the generous gift cards to make our Christmas's so lovely over the years. We will miss you beyond words. Sarah Culbreth and Riley Culbreth Murray, Gainesville, GA.
January 8, 2015
Sadness will fill the halls of our VA. May God bless you as he holds you in his hands.
Cynthia Anderson
January 8, 2015
Our hearts go out to the Fjordbak family and all of Tim's many friends. We have known Tim both as a great neuropsychologist and an even better friend.

We learned of his passing only today and we are in shock and very much saddened.

We will miss his smile and laughter and his wonderful sense of humor. He was one of the kindness. He was one of the most professional and caring people we have ever known.

His colleagues and patients have lost a great person and he will be missed by all who knew him and were touched by his presence. We will treasure his great friendship and will sorely miss talking with him.

Tony and Karen Murray
January 8, 2015
All 43 of the Psychology Staff at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA, would like to express our heartbreak and condolences at the loss of our colleague, Timothy Fjordbak. His death is a wound to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues at the El Paso VA. Let us remember him for all of the good things he did in his life and all the people he helped, not by the way he died. May his memory be a blessing.
Brian Meyer
January 8, 2015
I am very sad and grieved to learn of Tim's death. Tim and I attended graduate training at the University of Denver together, developed a strong friendship, and supported each other through the rigorous doctoral clinical training. Tim was a bright, warm, empathetic, friendly, and solid person. His clinical skills and acumen were superb, was an excellent therapist, and was always professional. The VA system could use many more psychologists of Tim's caliber.

Tim, his wife, family, friends and all whom cared for him are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Jerry Carpenter
January 8, 2015
my deepenst sympathies. You all are in my heart and in my prayers.
Mark Bondeson
January 8, 2015
My sincere condolences for your tragic loss. I am a VA psychologist in Texas but did not know Dr. Fjordback. My heart goes out to his family and colleagues. I hope, as others have stated, that there is some small comfort in knowing that his entire VA family stands with you during this tragic time.
Tracey Smith
January 8, 2015
Dear Family.....I have been with the VA Hospital in Boise, Idaho for 36 years and the Palo Alto VA for 6 years. My heart goes out to all of you dear people. I have been with Mental Health all those years...this hits close to home. Please know that you are all in my thoughts, prayers and especially my heart. May God Bless you and keep you close in his care...Ritakay
Ritakay Youngblood
January 8, 2015
I did not know Dr. Fjordbak but I have been a VA psychologist for 25 years. My deepest sympathies.
Stephen Long
January 8, 2015
As a VA psychologist, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Fjordbak. Please know that he is in the thoughts of many.
Amy Cuellar
January 8, 2015
What a horrible thing to happen. I feel for Dr. Fjordbak's family. We have had murders in the health community in Pittsburgh, and its a terrible experience.
Jerry Goldstein
January 8, 2015
You are in my Prayers.
Clerk in Mental Health
Boise, Idaho
Cheri Ross
January 8, 2015
Dr. Tim Fjordbak was my friend and my next door neighbor at Main VA. I am deeply wounded with his loss. He cared very much for our Veterans, he was a treustworthy human being. It was a privilege to get to know him and work with him. I am going to miss him very much.
January 8, 2015
My deepest condolences for your tragic loss. As a VA Psychologist, I feel that we have lost one of our own, and I deeply hope that you will derive some comfort by the knowledge of the high esteem which his colleagues held for him.
January 8, 2015
Dr. Fjordbak was a great friend and colleague. I had the privilege and honor of working with him in my time at the El Paso VA. He was a dedicated clinician who took great pride in his work and was very diligent in his work. He was kind and compassionate and always had time to work with and train other clinicians. He will be missed greatly.
Merranda Marin
January 8, 2015
I am so sorry this happened. Thank you fo all you did for our Veterans and for being such a wonderful presence at the El PAso VAMC.
Jennifer Kubiak
January 8, 2015
I trained at WBAMC in early 90's. One of the best hospitals I ever worked at because the people cared so much. Although I didn't know him, I knew many like him. We will carry on your work my friend. Rest in peace.
January 8, 2015
I will miss seeing you walk past us in Team A every morning as you went to your office. That simple, daily ritual, has left a small hole in my heart. Gold Bless you. RIP. Barb W.
January 8, 2015
There are no words to describe my sense of loss and will not voice those things spoken so often at a time like this....words that speak of heavenly things we ready know. Although I have not seen Tim since his Dad's funeral, I feel an emptiness; but, the thought of Tim still makes me smile..."Bear"
Margaret Alexander Moore
January 8, 2015

Our prayers are with the family . . .

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:37-39
Joan Litzman
January 8, 2015
I'm a Nurse Practitioner at the Mescalero IHS Hospital and had the honor of working with Dr. Fjordbak. He was a kind, gentle man who had remarkable empathy for the patients he served. He will be missed.
Marlis Langi
January 8, 2015
It was a priviledge working with you at the El Paso VA. I know that we try to help everyone as much as we can, and your kindness and dedication to our veterans will always be remembered.
Maggie T.
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