Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Rod Lee Bradway

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, September 20, 2013

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Reflections for Officer Rod Lee Bradway

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

September 25, 2013

Police Officers are here to preserve order and keep us safe. God has earned a solider on this day. Our deepest prayers gp out,to,the family, friends and colleagues of this hero for their ultimate sacrafice of putting his/her life on the line for the safety of the community.

Heald College Capstone Class Modesto, CA 2013

Heald College Modesto, CA
Capstone Class

September 25, 2013

Touched by what this human being did to save another. May God bless your surviving family and you in the afterlife.

Citizen of Indianapolis

September 25, 2013

A true hero here, This man, this Officer is an Insperation. This is what we as Police Officers should take note of, strive to be. Rest easy now brother.

Investigator Weaver
Ft. Hood CID/DST

September 25, 2013

I am a civilian employee of an Indianapolis law enforcement agency. I have never met Officer Bradway, never even saw him or said hello. I find that people ask "Did you know him?". To which I want to say yes. Not because I knew him personally, but because we are all family, in a way. I know that he was a hero, a warrior. Willing to go through every day and every shift, being hated by many, yet willing to put his life on the line for the same people that cursed him. I knew him in a way that will never be understood by someone outside of this career we have chosen or that has chosen us. We all share a bond. I am sure that this bond, obviously, is much stronger to the sworn officers on the street, and my intention is not to make light of the bond that they share. However, I feel as though I also lost a family member. I would like to express my condolences to all of his family, his wife, his children, his blood family, and all of his brothers and sisters in blue (and brown, tan, green, and even camouflage). He is a hero and always will be remembered as such. He gave his own life, without a second thought, to protect the lives of perfect strangers. Rest In Peace. May God welcome you into His kingdom with open arms. May those who love you find peace.

civilian law enforcement employee
Indianapolis, IN

September 25, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Rod Bradway as well as to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Bradway!

Wm Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

September 25, 2013

RIP, Thank you for your service. Thoughts and prayers to your family and Indianapolis Police.

Ken tCounty Sheriff Dept. (Michigan)

September 24, 2013

Officer Bradway,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

September 24, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the loss, the murder, of Indianapolis police officer Rod Bradway who lost his life in the performance of duty. The loss of every officer is just as painful to our country, our state, our agency and the law enforcement family as when each one of us started. It is always shocking. I pray for his family and his agency and all law enforcement officers throughout our country. After 33 years of law enforcement service, I am retired now. But my heart is as heavy with this horrible news as it ever has been. God bless Rod Bradway.

Randy Latham, Lieutenant, Retired
La Verne Police Department (CA)

September 24, 2013

Thank you Officer Bradway for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace and comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo
Minnesota State Patrol

September 24, 2013

Often police officers are referred to as the shepherd dog; due to our unwavering courage, strength and fortitude to guard our flock of sheep. You were all these and more; and when the moment came you did not hesitate to fulfill your duty Rod. As the Lord says in John 10:11, "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

By laying down your life to protect another, you ultimately laid down your life to protect your partners in blue. “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (I John 3:16).

In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

“May angels lead you into paradise; upon your arrival, may the martyrs receive you and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May the ranks of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest.”

Thank you brother.

Sgt. Brian A. McEwen
Indpls. Metro. Police Dept.

September 24, 2013

God's peace and speed Officer Bradway. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.

September 24, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

September 24, 2013

Many thanks Officer Bradway for your sacrifice and service to the citizens of Indianapolis. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the brothers and sisters of the IMPD.

Police Officer
Wichita Kansas Police Department

September 24, 2013

R.I.P. Brother, not even half a shift into what should have been your first shift back from RDO's and you're already missed. :(

Officer Smith, S.

September 24, 2013

To the family of this brave officer: I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know that it keeps my wife up at night wondering if I am okay. I am sorry that you had to lose a husband and a father to a part of society; to an individual, that disgraces humanity. Know that there are people praying for you and thinking about your family.

Senior Patrolman
Rupert Police Department

September 23, 2013

Although we never met your bravery is one that inspires us in our criminal justice paths. It is a selfless act to decide to wear the badge with honor as you did. You may no longer be among one of our living heroes, but you will forever be in our thoughts. You corageously did what few can do. We think of you with respect and know it takes a strong person to be in the criminal justice field. You will live forever in those who knew your story and find inspiration in all you did. May you rest in peace and thank you for your service.

Capstone Class; A.R./B.C./A.Z/S.M.
Heald College Modesto Campus

September 23, 2013

God Bless you, your Family,Friends,Community, and Law Enforcements. I promise him and thank you for keeping our community safe!
Rest In Peace Officer Rod Bradway!

Lafaytte Police Officer

September 23, 2013

Officer Bradway was a man I didn't know and I regret that. He is, as proven by his actions, a true hero. Saving people was not new to Officer Bradway, he was a decorated officer who didn't think twice about responding when he heard the shouts for help on that terrible night. He put his own life on the line and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that another may live. May God bless you Sir, may he bless and comfort your family; in blood and in blue & brown.

Former Police Officer

September 23, 2013

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

September 23, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Bradway, My prayers to IMPD and your family

Michael Enzinger, Training Coordinator
Indiana Department of Correction

September 23, 2013

"No greater love.." RIP Brother Bradway. May you walk your beat with St. Peter and the angels. May the Holy Spirit walk with your family.

Rev. SGT (Ret) Whitney G. Butler
Dayton (OH) PD retired

September 23, 2013

RIP Brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for your sacrifice. God Bless.

Lt. Robert M.Petty (Ret)
North Bergen N.J.P.D.

September 23, 2013

I knew and worked with Rod for five years on Northwest District Late shift of IMPD. I was the scene of his murder only a few minutes after it happened. He was a hero. He will be missed.

Patrolman Michael Skeens
Indianapolis Metro Police Department

September 23, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department, WY

September 23, 2013

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