Indianapolis police officer Rod Bradway killed in the line of duty
The area is mourning Officer Rod Bradway, 41, shot while responding to an early-morning domestic disturbance on the Northwestside. A second officer arrived at the scene during the gunfight and fatally shot the suspect, identified in police reports as 24-year-old Steven Byrdo.
- The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department released this heartbreaking and widely shared photo of Bradway with one of his two daughters. Bradway recently received the department's Medal of Bravery.
- Dozens of police cars lined the streets outside Wishard Hospital this morning, and officers covered their badges with black bands as a sign of mourning. Many departments took to Twitter to express their condolences.
- Mayor Greg Ballard canceled plans to attend a conference in Cologne, Germany and is returning to Indianapolis.
- A Facebook page created to honor Bradway had nearly 17,000 likes by mid-morning.
- The Star's Gary Varvel expressed the sentiments of many in his cartoon.
- Dozens took to Twitter also to express their condolences and grief at Bradway's killing.
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