Help honor fallen officer on Wednesday by helping animals he loved

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By Lindy Thackston

INDIANAPOLIS -- You can help honor a fallen hero on Wednesday by helping some of the animals he cared about so much.

IMPD Officer Rod Bradway was killed in the line of duty last year.

He and his wife Jamie spent a lot of time together supporting German Shepherd Rescue Indy and Jamie still volunteers a lot of her time training and exercising the dogs.

The organization thought a supply drive would be a great way to help the rescue dogs and honor Officer Bradway's memory as well.

It will be held at the Indianapolis City Market from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

"Last year when we contacted Jamie, she said you know what, this would be a really great thing to remember my husband by," said Chelsea Marburger, the Director of Civic Engagement at the Indianapolis City Market. "He would really appreciate this. This is something he cared about as an officer, as a man and as a father."

Some items German Shepherd Rescue Indy needs are bags of dog food, canned food, flea and tick preventatives, bleach and tennis balls.

"There’s a huge request for tennis balls and other squeaky toys," said Marburger. "It just kind of keeps the animals stimulated. We have some runs where the dogs can exercise, but having toys to kind of keep them exercising is a great thing for shelter dogs."

You don't even have to park. Just pull up on Alabama Street and there will be people ready to unload your donations.