INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Police say Officer Bradway died, saving the life of a woman and a child.
A man who said he is that woman's uncle spoke to 24-Hour News 8 Saturday morning.
He had an emotional message for Officer Bradway's family.
"Officer Bradway, he's an outstanding officer. He went out of his way to protect and save my niece," said Robert Golder.
Golder says he had to personally thank the officer who saved his niece.
"We just want them to know, we never saw this coming. Steven's always been an outstanding guy in our family," he added, saying he had never heard of any violence between his niece and suspect Steven Byrdo, who had a number of drug-related arrests and was just released from prison in June.
"He was going to Ivy Tech, and he had always been respectful to the family and everything. I couldn't imagine something like this would happen," he said.
Golder says he will attend Officer Bradway's funeral, and just called the Ten Point Coalition to see what he could do.
"I really want the Bradway family to know we send our condolences, and our appreciation for the officer going above and beyond the call of duty to protect my niece and her baby."
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