IMPD, fallen officer's family warn of Bradway donation websites

Family did not authorize crowd-funding sites

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Metropolitan Police have a warning out to people wanting to donate to the family of fallen Officer Rod Bradway, who was shot and killed last month while responding to a domestic disturbance.

A concerned citizen contacted Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney asking if a fundraising site for Bradway hosted on GoFundMe.com was legitimate.

Kenney contacted the operator of the fundraising site, but minutes later the site was taken down.

Another site titled "IMPD Officer Rod Bradway Memorial Campaign, Made the Ultimate Sacrifice," run by the same person, has also popped up on IndieGoGo.com seeking donations with a goal of $5,000.

The man, listed as being from Lebanon, Ind., has not responded to requests for comment from the Call 6 Investigators.

The family of Officer Rod Bradway told Kenney they did not authorize either website.

Bradway's family has only given permission to the Professional Police Credit Union to be the official memorial contribution site.

"(The family) also allows donations to be dropped off at the FOP," the family said in a statement.

IMPD wants anyone donating to Bradway's family to use the credit union at 317-327-2600.

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