INDIANAPOLIS - Officer Rod Bradway was among the many Indianapolis police officers who routinely give back to the community in other ways than just through his day-to-day job.
Bradway, who was killed Friday as he responded to a domestic disturbance call, and his wife organized an effort to gather and deliver pet supplies to in response to a devastating May 20 tornado in Moore, Okla.
Bradway's wife, Jamie Bradway, detailed the couple's efforts in a Department of Public Safety newsletter earlier this year.
During a three-day collection effort, thousands of pounds of supplies for displaced animals, including food, kennels, blankets, toys and veterinary supplies were gathered.
"When we arrived and they found out we had EVERYTHING under the sun for them, they were elated!" Jamie Bradway wrote. "They were so excited to learn that people all the way from Indianapolis cared so much!"
Jamie expressed that she and Rod were happy for the opportunity to help and for others support in gathering the pet supplies.
"Rod and I want to thank you all AGAIN for your INCREDIBLE GENEROSITY!!!" she wrote. "YOU have truly made a difference in the lives of so many families and so many lives."