Nappanee, Ind. A fallen Indianapolis police officer is being remembered in Michiana as a man who made his hometown proud.
Officer Rod Bradway was shot and killed while responding to a call early Friday morning.
That night, he was honored before the NorthWood High School homecoming football game. It seemed only fitting because the 1991 graduate was a three-sport athlete.
“Coach Dodson came into school today and he kind of shared his memory of the Warsaw game where he kicked the 51-foot field goal to win it with four seconds,” said NorthWood Principal David Maugel.
Bradway’s number 12 jersey was placed along the sidelines for entire game in honor of his memory. The crowd also observed a moment of silence before the game.
Teachers and staff say the officer leaves behind a legacy many students can learn from.
“Even though he moved to Indianapolis, he was there serving people like we hope all of our young people do when they leave here,” Maugel said.