Mayor Ballard Cutting Trip to Germany Short after Officer was Shot while on Duty
Created by kblakeslee on 9/20/2013 5:47:15 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Mayor Greg Ballard is cutting short his trade trip to Germany after a police officer was shot dead while on duty.

Ballard was in Germany to attend the Indy Chamber‘s Leadership Exchange in Cologne when he received word that Officer Rod Bradway was killed in a gunfight early this morning on the northwest side. Ballard‘s spokesman, Marc Lotter, says the mayor is making arrangements to return to Indianapolis as soon as possible.

The Fraternal Order of Police is holding a prayer vigil for Bradway at the FOP Local 86 Lodge at 1525 South Shelby Street in Indianapolis. The vigil begins at 7:30 p.m.