Police Officers Gather At Fallen Officer's Grave To Send His Daughter Off To Prom

"There were a lot of laughs, some tears, but most importantly, there was love."

Before heading off to prom, Sierra Bradway and her date, Brock Spayd, headed to Indianapolis's Crown Hill Cemetery to visit Bradway's father's grave. But when they arrived, an unexpected crowd greeted Sierra, including numerous police officers lined up to send her off to prom.

In 2013, Sierra's father, Officer Rod Bradway, passed away saving a woman's life in the line of duty. So when Brock's mother, a captain in the Marion County Sheriff's Office, found out Sierra and Brock were stopping by the cemetery, she organized a plan with The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD). 

"On September 20, 2013, the IMPD lost a brother, but Sierra lost her father," the department writes in a press release. "Many high school girls look forward to the opportunity to get dressed up for prom and take photos with their friends and family to capture the moment. Fathers are blessed to see how their daughters have grown into beautiful young women and proudly stand with them before they head off to celebrate an evening of formal fun. Unfortunately, Sierra will not have that opportunity with her father."

The department then goes on to explain how deputies and officers arrived at the gravesite to take photos alongside Sierra before prom. 

IMPD also shared a video to their Facebook page, capturing the moment Sierra arrives and the ensuing reactions. 

"There were a lot of laughs, some tears, but most importantly, there was love," the department captions in the video. "Sierra, we know your father is smiling from heaven. Know that your Blue Line Family will always be here for you."

(H/T: HuffPost)

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