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Support for Officer Bradway's family at fundraiser

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A fundraiser was held Saturday to support the family of fallen IMPD police officer Rod Bradway.

Officer Bradway was killed in the early morning hours of September 20th after responding to a domestic disturbance on the city's northwest side.

The Speedway Chamber of Commerce along with the Speedway Lions Club hosted a fundraiser for the Bradway family at the Speedway Moose Lodge.

Organizer Craig Olivares doesn't have a personal connection to fallen Officer Rod Bradway, but thinks everyone in our community should behave like we did: "He was there to protect us. He was there to keep us safe. And, He risked losing his life to do that," said Olivares.

Baked goodies were donated to be sold. A face painting and pumpkin design station entertained the children.

Many we talked with made this event a priority to say thank you.

"He gave his life. We should give back what we can to help them," said Jody Rush.

Six bands donated their talents to entertain the crowds.

Amanda Faulkner was proud her high school son, Adam, and his band took time out their day to give back to the Bradway family.

Rod Bradway left behind two teenagers.

"I wanted him to be involved. It's a good cause and it's helping children that were affected from an unfortunate event that they didn't asked to be involved with. We need to step up and help the family," said Amanda Faulkner.

"It doesn't end today. It won't end next week. The pain, the grief, the suffering will last a lifetime for his family and friends," said Olivares.

One-hundred percent of all the proceeds from Saturday's fundraiser will go to Officer Bradway's family.

Officer Rod Bradway's widow, Jamie, did attend Saturday's fundraising event to thank all the volunteers for their generosity.

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