INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A day after she laid her husband to rest, Officer Rod Bradway's widow is thanking the community for its support.
“My family and I are overwhelmed with the amount of everything, the support the kids and I have received, the condolences, have helped us to remain so strong during this difficult time,” Jamie Bradway told 24-Hour News 8. “And the words ‘thank you’ just doesn't seem like enough.”
Since her husband was shot and killed in the line of duty last week, support has come not only from Indianapolis but across the state, the country, and from other parts of the world.
Mrs. Bradway described her husband as a giver who loved serving others.
“He was the best husband a woman could ever ask for,” she said. “And just an amazing, amazing father. And he loved his career, and the community. He would give the shirt off his back to anybody.”
She said she wants people to remember her husband as a man who died doing what he loved to do, and that he always protected them.
“And if they could do one thing to honor him, it would be to please help the police officers out there, please stay vigilant and help them to fight crime,” she said. “And for all of our public safety family, please, please be safe.”
In court documents filed Monday afternoon, 20-year-old Jacob McDaniel was officially charged with reckless homicide and pointing a firearm in the shooting death of a Noblesville teen.
Sunday night, Johnson County officers were called to a Whiteland home, when a woman called to say she was being attacked by her 18-year-old grandson.
Work began in the old Indianapolis City Hall on Monday morning.