09/27/2013

Thousands gather to remember slain Ind. officer

Officer Rod Bradway was a father, firefighter, husband, and great friend, who died saving a woman and her baby

By PoliceOne Staff

INDIANAPOLIS — Colleagues, family members and public officials gathered Thursday to share stories about IMPD Officer Rod Bradway, who was killed in the line of duty last Friday.

"Words fail when heroes fall," Gov. Mike Pence said during the funeral service. "In times like these, words can never give proper voice to our sorrow, our gratitude, our respect. And still, we must try."

Bradway, a father of two, firefighter, and youth soccer referee, was known for his bravery and ‘mischievous personality,’ reports WISH TV.

Bradway, a 5-year veteran,  was mortally wounded while rescuing a woman and baby held captive at gunpoint.  

He and another responding officer both returned fire, killing gunman Steve Byrdo.

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