Wounded Guardian program offers network for police officers and families

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A group of IMPD officers are building a long-term support network for police and their families. The Wounded Guardian program aims to provide essential resources in a time of need. They are already planning to donate money to the family of fallen Officer Rod Bradway.

Organizers don’t want support to drop off in the months following the injury or death of an officer. They say law enforcement professionals are often too proud to ask for help.

The program is available to officers suffering from an injury, mental or physical illness.

“For people who put that uniform on every day, you don’t have to know them, they do the same thing you do. You know what they go through on a daily basis, therefore you want to be there for them and especially their family,” said Willis.

Volunteers perform various tasks like grocery shopping, transportation, child care and general labor.

Wounded Guardian is holding a fundraiser this Friday at the downtown Indianapolis Hard Rock Cafe. The band “Hearing Voices” will be performing. The event runs from 9-11 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Bradway family.