Officers begin organizing, preserving mementos left on Officer Bradway’s car

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Friday morning, a group of officers started organizing the gifts and notes left at Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Northwest District Headquarters to honor fallen Officer Rod Bradway.

There was such an outpouring of support from people who wanted to send their thoughts to Officer Bradway and his family that other officers wanted to make sure those mementos are preserved. They collected some of the flowers, stuffed animals, cards and notes off of the officer’s police car to protect and save them. First, the items will move inside Northwest District Headquarters to be organized and then they’ll be given to the Bradway family.

“We’re taking all the mementos and papers and pictures off the car and we have bins and we have binders and we’re going to take this and preserve this for the Bradway family,” said IMPD Officer Matt Grimes.

“I think this will give them great comfort and later on they can go through this and just see the outpouring of support from the community,” he said.

Grimes said the Bradway family likely hasn’t even had a chance to see everything, since so much more was placed on the car Thursday afternoon during the procession.

Officer Bradway’s car will stay in place this weekend and the notes from the officer’s parents and children that are inside the car will stay there on display this weekend, too.

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