INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Social media provided a platform for people to offer support and ask for prayer Friday, after an officer was shot dead on the northwest side.
A Facebook page set up in memory of Officer Bradway gained thousands of followers within hours of the tragedy.
Shortly after the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was taken to the hospital, the department's Twitter account asked for prayer:
Please pray for our officer, the family and our police department!— IMPD (@IMPD_News) September 20, 2013
Other departments also showed support, including the Butler University Police Department and local fire departments:
Our hearts are broken for our brothers and sisters in blue. Please pray for the family of Officer Bradway and all who protect our city #Pray— IFD NEWS (@IFD_NEWS) September 20, 2013
Enough is enough! God be with the IMPD Officer gunned down this morning. Praying for his family and the IMPD. @IMPD_news— Wayne Twp Fire Dept (@Waynetwpfire) September 20, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers for everyone at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Sad news.— Butler Univ Police (@ButlerUpolice) September 20, 2013
Our Thoughts are with the entire IMPD family this morning after learning an Officer was shot earlier this morning. @IMPD_News— Decatur Twp Fire (@Decaturtwpfire) September 20, 2013
Our thoughts today are with the family of IMPD Officer Rod Bradway, who lost his life while protecting our community.
--- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) September 20,2013
A fund has been set up in memory of Officer Bradway to help his family during this difficult time. If you would like to donate to the "Officer Bradway Family Fund," you can send your donation to the Professional Police Officers Credit Union located at 1502 E. Washington Street or call 317-327-2600.
Officials will have black bands for badges and flags for police squad cars available at the Fraternal Order of Police headquarters to honor Officer Bradway.
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