The officer has been identified as 41-year-old Rod Bradway a 5-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Bradway was a highly decorated officer having just been awarded the IMPD’s Medal of Bravery. Officer Bradway leaves to cherish in his memory a wife and two teenage children, and is from Nappanee, Indiana.
“We have lost a true hero today in Officer Bradway…please keep his family and the IMPD family in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks that lie ahead” said IMPD Chief Rick Hite.
Investigators have not yet identified the suspect who was also fatally shot and killed in the exchange of gunfire with police.
We will keep you updated on the story throughout the day.