One of the most heartwarming things a person can do is pay their respects to someone who's busted their butt in the same line of work that they do. Professional courtesy, the inner circle, whatever you wanna call it, these people get it.
You can see it in all lines of work. Two fighters who hated each other, and after duking it out in the ring for 12 rounds, fighting their hearts out, they have nothing but love and respect for each other. It's the difference between career musicians and pop stars, between fad actors and the ones who are really all about the work.
This dynamic exists in even less glamorous lines of work, like officers of the law who are dedicated to public service. And when one of their own falls in the line of duty, they take that very seriously.
She went with her prom date, Brock Spayd, to take some photos at her father's gravesite. She thought it was just going to be the two of them and their photographer.
Sierra Bradway and her Blue Line Family Prom Photo Op
Another short video that details the IMPD Blue Line Family and others coming out in support of our Fallen Brother, Officer Rod Bradway, and his daughter, Sierra, before she headed off to the Decatur Central High School Prom Thank you to Marion County Sheriff's Office (IN), Butler University Police Department, Clermont Police Department - Indiana, Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery #NeverForget #WeAreAllFamily #IMPDPosted by IMPD News on Saturday, May 6, 2017
Spayd's mother is a captain in the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Once she learned that Sierra was planning on taking photos at her father's gravesite, she arranged a special assembly of officers to surprise her.
The photos come nearly four years after her father was ambushed in an apartment, upon responding to a woman's screams for help. He was shot six times, and many credit his act as saving the lives of the women and children in the home.