Silent Key: Rod Bradway KC9PFW

Rod Bradway KC9PFW passed away Friday, September 20, 2013.

Officer Bradway, a five-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, responded to a domestic disturbance call early Friday morning. When Officer Bradway arrived, he heard screams for “help” from an unidentified woman who was inside an apartment. The officer, fearing for the safety of this woman, made entry. As the officer entered the apartment, gunshots were exchanged between the officer and the suspect and the officer was struck with gunfire. The officer was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital in critical condition where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Here are the words that IMPD Chief Richard Hite passed along to the officers in his command: "With heavy hearts, dedication and resolve, WE carry on, WE are that thin blue line, perpetually on guard for those that would do harm. God bless and keep Rod in His infinite care and provide comfort to his family in their hours of need. God bless the Peacekeepers."

Funeral services for Officer Bradway are as follows:

The viewing is scheduled for 2-10 p.m. Wednesday at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W 38th St, Indianapolis. A flag presentation will begin promptly at 2 p.m.

The funeral will be held Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis 11 a.m. Thursday. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says the funeral will be open to the public. Bradway will be buried in the Heroes of Public Safety section of Crown Hill Cemetery.