INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The memorial for Officer Rod Bradway continued to grow Monday.
Family members, officers, and community members have been visiting the northwest police district headquarters to place items on the fallen officer’s car.
We visited the memorial with northwest district officer Eli Raisovich. He talked about the difficulties of losing a colleague.
“I think a point that gets lost on some people, one of the first emotions I had, if you had a tragedy at another workplace there's time off, there's healing. We have to leave that and go back immediately to what we are doing. We don't have that break from it. We still have to accomplish our goals and task for the day” said Raisovich.
The 20 plus year police veteran says the flowers, cards, balloons and teddy bears are signs the community cares.
They make it easier for him and the other officers to get through each day.
“There's nothing like it when someone comes up and tells us they appreciate it,” said Raisovich.
Antha Warner came by to show her support. She did it with tears in her eyes. Warner says she used to chat with officer Bradway whenever he was in her neighborhood.
“It's helps me and it kind of makes me feel sad too. I just have so much sympathy for any family that has to go through all of this. Especially like the way it happened to him."
The memorial is filled with heartfelt messages. Some from strangers, others from family members.
Rod Bradway's daughter started her note with "I love you Dad."
His parents ended theirs with "We are so proud of you."
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