Sierra Bradway had her special place picked out for prom pictures. She wanted to take photos with her father, Officer Rod Lee Bradway. So, with her date Brock Spayd by her side, she went to Indianapolis’s Crown Hill Cemetery.
Officer Rod Lee Bradway was killed on September 20, 2013, during an ambush. He was shot six times after rescuing a woman and her child, according to Fox6.
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Sierra, dressed in a blue gown, was shocked at what she saw when she arrived at the gravesite. Two officers on horseback were waiting for the daughter of one of their fellow officers. And dozens of police officers lined up to greet Sierra and Brock. Brock’s mom, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office Captain, planned the surprise for Sierra.
She gathered officers from the Indianapolis Police Department, along with officers from surrounding communities, so Sierra would have her extended family of officers by her side for her prom photos.
The moment captured many emotions for Sierra and the officers.
“There were a lot of laughs, some tears, but most importantly, there was love.”
Chief Bryan Roach even got some laughs for reminding Brock about Sierra’s curfew.
The Blue Line Family is watching out for her, in honor of her father. And the department knows he is watching out for her, too. As the video says:
“Sierra, we know your father is smiling from heaven. Know that your Blue Line Family will always be here for you.”