September 23, 2013

Rod Bradway - Law Enforcement - Indiana

Officer Rod Bradway, age 41, died in the line of duty on September 20, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rod was a member of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. He had 5 years of service.

Officer Bradway was responding to a domestic dispute call in a northwest Indianapolis apartment complex. Upon arrival, he heard cries for help and made entry into an apartment where he came under fire and was mortally wounded.

Officer Bradway was able to return fire on the subject and is credited with saving the life of the domestic dispute victim. Officer Bradway was transported to to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds several hours later.

A second officer, arriving on the scene in a separate car, shot and killed the gunman, Steven Byrdo, age 24.

Police officials stated that they are very proud of Officer Bradway. He did the job that he was trained to do. He saved lives by his actions at the scene.

Rod had recently received a medal for bravery.

Rod was originally from Nappanee, Indiana. He attended Northwood High School and
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for Rod
was a football star there.

Rod and his wife, Jamie, had organized a relief effort for displaced animals in the May 20th tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, and thousands of pounds of supplies were gathered.

Rod is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, Tom and Sherry, his wife, Jamie, and his son and daughter.

Thank you for your service to the public, Rod. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. Amen.

God save us from the Lost Ones who steal away life. Amen.

Pray that Rod is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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