Girl Wanted to Take Prom Photos at Dad’s Grave. But What She Saw leave her speechless

As 17-year-old Sierra Bradway headed out for prom, she seemed to have it all: beautiful dress, sparkly shoes, and a fantastic date. But the excitement surrounding the milestone occasion came with a wave of sorrow — Sierra was missing her father, fallen police officer Ron Bradway.

If Sierra couldn’t have her father by her side to take photos and tell her she was lovely, then Sierra would go to him. Holding a framed photo of her dad, Sierra and her date, Brock Spayd, headed to Indianapolis’s Crown Hill Cemetery for prom photos.

Little did Sierra know that her extended police family would be there too, waiting to greet her at the cemetery, offering love and support, while honoring their fallen colleague. As Sierra and Brock stepped out of their vehicle, a pleasant smile of surprise washed over Sierra’s face.

Two officers on horseback greeted the couple, while dozens of officers lined the walkway to Officer Bradway’s grave. It was Brock’s mother, a captain in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who coordinated the thoughtful effort.

“There were a lot of laughs, some tears, but most importantly, there was love,” read the video captions, posted by Indianapolis Police. “Sierra, we know your father is smiling from heaven. Know that your Blue Line Family will always be here for you.”
Officer Bradway was shot and killed in 2013 after responding to a domestic abuse call inside an apartment. Officers stormed into the apartment to find a woman held at gunpoint, screaming for help.

Though Officer Bradway lost his life that night, he saved the lives of the woman and her child. The community mourned the devastating loss while Bradway’s wife and children were left to bravely forge ahead.


“Everybody on the department talked about how big of a family man he was,” said Mike Pruitt, who worked with Bradway on the fire department before Bradway became a police officer. “And how willing he was always to help people within and outside the department.”

Other colleagues echoed Pruitt’s words, remembering Bradway as a man who deeply loved his wife and two children. He put his family first, and loved being a dad.

“Honored to be included in Sierra’s prom,” wrote Chief Bryan Roach on Twitter. “As our beloved fallen brother #OfficerRodBradway would say, ‘have Sierra home before 9P, sir!’”

We have a feeling Sierra’s curfew was extended — just a little. What a beautiful, bittersweet scene that unites all families in blue, and leaves hearts swelling in gratitude.

Teen Boy Plots School Massacre, But Girl’s Move Leads Cops to Save Them

Words can’t begin to describe the reactions a parent might have when they fear their child is in danger. Knowing their teen’s name might be included on a “hit list” can inspire panic, chaos, or preemptive action.

Some parents have had to come to terms with that anxiety after a list was written by a student that deputies say wasn’t a “troublemaker.” He was a student that wasn’t on the radar of staff or police, until now.

On Tuesday, May 9, a resource officer at Forest Hills High School found knives, a bottle of flammable liquid, fireworks, and a dismantled shotgun shell in a student’s backpack. They also found a hit list with the names of around 12 students.

“That’s the scary thing, too. Nobody at this point knows why, why he picked out the students that he chose,” said one mother. Her son is a freshman at the school in Union County, North Carolina.

Local authorities were tipped off about the plot thanks to Thunder Bay Police Service in Canada. Within 65 minutes of receiving the tip, they were able to track down the student and find the weapons.

The student is under the age of 16, so his identity is not being released by police. Tony Underwood with the Union County Sheriff’s Office said, “He certainly had the tools necessary to carry out what he was intending to do.”

The alert from Canadian authorities came after a girl in Canada saw the suspect post about his plans in a chat room. According to investigators, he thought he was having a private conversation and wasn’t looking for attention.

“When we spoke to him, he was very calm,” said Deputy A.J. Wallace. Because of the ongoing investigation, deputies wouldn’t release specifics but noted the suspect also had a detailed journal.

“My heart dropped to my feet,” said parent Stephanie Deason, who was notified through the school district’s emergency alert system. “It’s troubling to know that your kids can come to school and not be safe.”

In this case, however, authorities and school officials were able to thwart a possible mass murder because of their swift actions. “The deputies and specifically the School Resource Officer, along with Union County Public Schools did an outstanding job of quickly identifying the student involved with the chat room discussions and finding the weapons before a tragedy happened,” said Sheriff Eddie Cathey.

This is a perfect example of why we should take all threats seriously and teach our children to report suspicious behaviors they see or read online. We’re so thankful to the state investigators and the authorities that worked together to protect the children of Forest Hills High School from potential tragedy.

Cops Add ‘In God We Trust’ to Back of Cruisers, Thanks to One Woman.

“In God We Trust” has long been displayed on U.S. currency. It sits above the image of president Abraham Lincoln on the one-cent coin and on the back of paper bills.

The first recorded suggestion of incorporating the phrase was from a Pennsylvania minister named Reverend M.R. Watkinson. In 1861, he asked Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase to recognize God on U.S. coins.

“This would make a beautiful coin, to which no possible citizen could object,” the minister wrote. Eventually, the words “In God We Trust” appeared on U.S. coins

In 1956, Congress passed a joint resolution declaring “In God We Trust” the national motto of the U.S. And in 1957, the motto made its first appearance on paper currency.

Some have advocated spreading the motto further. It has been added to government vehicles and license plates in multiple states.

But just as some are delighted to see the motto as a reminder of what they believe needs to be the foundation of their communities, others are equally opposed to it. Recently, a Virginia business owner added the motto to the bumper of police vehicles in her home town, and the reaction suggests that the controversy is likely to stay.

Tina Hazelwood of Hopewell, Virginia, is the owner of Graceful Touch Creations. The company’s website shows examples of T-shirts with decals and blends its products with its devotion to Christian faith, including a quote from the Bible and information on missionary work.

Last year, Hazelwood added the motto “In God We Trust” to sheriffs’ cars in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and now she has added more of the decals to cars for the Hopewell Sheriff’s Office in her home town of Hopewell. She did it all free of charge.

“It’s such a big deal to me, the cost is really not an issue,” Hazelwood told WTVR. “For me this is a way to make others aware of God and what he does.”

After adding the decals to vehicles last year, Hazelwood got some support from residents. “I absolutely LOVE the fact that they did this!!” one woman wrote on Facebook.

Others were not so happy. “Meaningless words,” one man wrote on Facebook.

The two opinions reflect the debate happening in towns around the U.S. where the motto has been displayed in similar ways. Critics say the use of the motto on government-owned cars violates the constitution.

Groups such as the Freedom from Religion Foundation have opposed the use of the motto, with USA Today reporting the group has said the motto has “no place on government-owned cars.” The Original Motto Project wants to replace “In God We Trust” with “E Pluribus Unum,” which means “Out of many, one.”

Meanwhile, Hazelwood and others want the motto spread far and wide. They seem to agree with Reverend Watkinson’s original appeal: This is an idea “…to which no possible citizen could object.”

Girl Wanted to Take Prom Photos at Dad’s Grave ( fallen police officer) . But What She Saw When She Got There…

As 17-year-old Sierra Bradway headed out for prom, she seemed to have it all: beautiful dress, sparkly shoes, and a fantastic date. But the excitement surrounding the milestone occasion came with a wave of sorrow — Sierra was missing her father, fallen police officer Ron Bradway.

If Sierra couldn’t have her father by her side to take photos and tell her she was lovely, then Sierra would go to him. Holding a framed photo of her dad, Sierra and her date, Brock Spayd, headed to Indianapolis’s Crown Hill Cemetery for prom photos.

Little did Sierra know that her extended police family would be there too, waiting to greet her at the cemetery, offering love and support, while honoring their fallen colleague. As Sierra and Brock stepped out of their vehicle, a pleasant smile of surprise washed over Sierra’s face.

Two officers on horseback greeted the couple, while dozens of officers lined the walkway to Officer Bradway’s grave. It was Brock’s mother, a captain in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who coordinated the thoughtful effort.

“There were a lot of laughs, some tears, but most importantly, there was love,” read the video captions, posted by Indianapolis Police. “Sierra, we know your father is smiling from heaven. Know that your Blue Line Family will always be here for you.”
Officer Bradway was shot and killed in 2013 after responding to a domestic abuse call inside an apartment. Officers stormed into the apartment to find a woman held at gunpoint, screaming for help.

Though Officer Bradway lost his life that night, he saved the lives of the woman and her child. The community mourned the devastating loss while Bradway’s wife and children were left to bravely forge ahead.


“Everybody on the department talked about how big of a family man he was,” said Mike Pruitt, who worked with Bradway on the fire department before Bradway became a police officer. “And how willing he was always to help people within and outside the department.”

Other colleagues echoed Pruitt’s words, remembering Bradway as a man who deeply loved his wife and two children. He put his family first, and loved being a dad.

“Honored to be included in Sierra’s prom,” wrote Chief Bryan Roach on Twitter. “As our beloved fallen brother #OfficerRodBradway would say, ‘have Sierra home before 9P, sir!’”

We have a feeling Sierra’s curfew was extended — just a little. What a beautiful, bittersweet scene that unites all families in blue, and leaves hearts swelling in gratitude.

Suspect Attacks Two Female Cops on Street. He Reaches for Gun but

What would you do if you saw a stranger being robbed? It is a valid question and sadly one many people are faced with.

Do you rush to help and, therefore, place your own life at risk? Do you yell from a distance? Or just ignore the scene and be thankful it was not you?

When two police officers in Tampa Bay, Florida, were attacked by a man they were trying to apprehend, it was the swift action of a nearby transit worker who saved them. The officers were dispatched to the public transit center in response to a call about a suspect head-butting a security officer who asked him to leave.

Charles Kee, 26, was told he needed to leave the premises — as he was in violation of a year-long trespassing order — when he became upset and struck the security officer with his head. When the two officers arrived, they attempted to place Kee in handcuffs, but his behavior was quickly escalating.

Video cameras captured the scene as Kee began to resist arrest and become more violent. He punched one of the female officers in the face and grabbed the gun in her holster.

Cab driver Carl Baer watched the scene unfold from inside his cab said, “You could see through the window his hand on the gun.” He continued, “The clip ended up coming out of the gun laying on the ground, so he had his hand on it enough to release the clip.”

Pushing the other female officer to the ground, Kee, was overpowering the two and seemed like he was about to get away when another man entered the scuffle. Grabbing Kee from behind, he provided time for the officers to get off of the ground.

The man who rushed to the officers aid was Tim Martin, a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit supervisor. According to the Tampa Police Department, it was Martin who made all the difference in being able to apprehend Kee, who has been arrested several times and is well known by the department.

Steve Hegarty with Tampa PD said, “The first thing that really turned things in our favor was when he came in and put a bear hug on the guy and we really applaud him for doing that.” Unfortunately, not everyone was so quick to applaud Martin’s quick leap to action.

Despite his heroic action and clean record for the entire six years of his employment with HART, Martin received a letter in the mail stating his actions were under investigation with the possibility of disciplinary action to follow. “He’s concerned for his job he’s been put on investigation he doesn’t know where this is going to lead and he doesn’t know if his employer is going to try and terminate him at this point,” said John Sholtes, Martin’s union representative, “so he’s obviously quite concerned.”

Thankfully — for Martin’s sake — some clarification has been given as to why he is being investigated for running to the aid of those police officers. Sandra Morrison, HART spokeswoman, said it was more of a matter of communication loss than anything else.

“There was a stretch of time we did not hear from our transit supervisor,” said Morrison. “We don’t know if his life could’ve been in danger … so we needed to know what had happened around that stretch of time.”

“HART is very proud to have employees like Mr. Tim Martin working at our agency that go far beyond the call of duty of the expected day to day activities,” Morrison continued. “By reacting to a serious situation and using the training provided to him, Mr. Martin prevented a tragedy by helping these two police officers. We applaud him for his outstanding response and gallant efforts.”

At the conclusion of their investigation, HART found no violation of policies or procedures and no reason to discipline Martin. Tampa police are considering awarding him for his brave actions in helping the two officers avoid a potentially dangerous situation.

Cops Sick After They Leave And See What Server Did To Them Multiple Times

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Smashburger restaurant (left), Aurora Police Officer (right)
A group of police officers in Colorado stopped at their favorite burger place for dinner during their Friday night shift, and they were served by a seemingly helpful Smashburger worker during their meal. That employee didn’t tamper with their food at all, but there was something else they did the entire time that sickened the officers once they realized it.

Smashburger is a popular casual sit down joint that boasts great service and the best burgers in the 37 states where there are franchise locations. However, after what happened repeatedly on last weekend, the officers were left with a bad taste in their mouth thanks to what their disgusting server did to disrespect them and impress the other foul food workers there that night.

According to Blue Lives Matter, the officers hadn’t been sitting too long at the Smashburger in the Denver suburb of Aurora, when they heard what was happening over the sound system in the restaurant. The all too familiar anti-cop anthem, “F*** the Police” rapped by NWA, began to play and the server and co-workers put it on repeat to really drive the sick message into the officers who were trying to eat their dinner. Assuming that the rap would get the cops to leave, they employees were in for a surprise with what the brave men in blue did instead.

Rather than allowing the disgusting message to ruin their meals they paid for, the officers finished their burgers as the rap continued to chant “F**** the police.” Once they finished and left, they realized the soundtrack wasn’t an accident, it was intentionally put on the sound system and played on repeat to be grossly disrespectful. By the following day, the Brotherhood For the Fallen Aurora had heard about what happened and brought the sickening thing that Smashburger employees did to the officers to the public. These cops are part of the police force who stopped the theater killer in this city.

After a making a public post explaining what happened, making the big burger franchise look bad but also giving them the opportunity to do the right thing, Smashburger corporate responded with a statement of their own on Monday. Their spokesperson apologized for the unacceptable actions of these rogue employees and said they don’t condone what the server did or the anti-cop message shared in the rap. The workers responsible for this have been put on leave, pending an investigation into the incident, which will determine if the stay or get fired for it.

While so many companies make excuses for this kind of behavior, it’s commendable that Smashburger spoke up quickly against it. Now, they need to make it right for good by teaching these disrespectful employees that if they want to be anti-cop, they can also be unemployed. It’s sick that in a city that has seen incredible heroism in law enforcement first-hand, in the midst of mass shootings, that anyone would disrespect the badge. These employees probably wouldn’t be chanting “F*** the police” had they been in that the theater that night begging for their lives and for cops to come save them.

Terrified 11-Year-Old Secretly Hands Teacher A Note. Teacher Immediately Calls The Cops

Donald Ray Guy, 27, was holding his girlfriend and her 11-year-old daughter against their will in Louisiana. He had reportedly kept the two locked in a mobile home for several weeks. The mother wrote a note on a tattered piece of notebook paper and gave it to her daughter to take to school.
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It is not clear what the note said, but it indicated the mother was in some trouble and needed help. The girl took the note to her school, East Feliciana Middle School, and when school officials read the note, they called the police. Sheriff Jeff Travis said his office was contacted on November 1.

Officers with a K-9 unit went to the mobile home. They knocked on the door, but there was no response. After obtaining a warrant, they returned and found Guy hiding in the closet and arrested him. The mother was not harmed, but she had been scared to leave.
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She didn’t have a car, couldn’t talk on the phone, and the mobile home was in a rural area. Also arrested were Guy’s grandmother and mother. Travis reported that the little girl is a sweet kid and is in good spirits. Guy now faces charges of false imprisonment and domestic abuse battery.

Guy is being held without bail and as of now he has no legal representation. Guy also had three (at least) outstanding warrants on him. The mother is relieved to be out of that situation. I would be too! Share away, people.

Man Who Tried To Rape Little Girl And Shot Her Mother Learns His Fate

Nathaniel “Nate” Hunter, 34, broke into a family’s apartment in South Carolina, at 3 AM. He had a gun pointed at the mother and daughter when he demanded they both take off all off their clothes. The mother went along at first, then she fought back to try and protect her 6-year-old daughter from being raped.
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Hunter shot the mother five times before fleeing the scene. Lucky for police, Hunter left behind a hat which was later used to identify him (DNA evidence). The mother has recovered from the gunshot wounds.

Hunter was finally sentenced on April 28, and he will spend the next 45 years in prison.

The little girl, now 9, has emotional scars that may never fully heal. Her mother pleaded in court for Hunter to get a long prison term for what he did. The mother said her daughter’s innocence and sense of security were forever stolen. This was not Hunter’s first attempt at sexual assault, he had a previous conviction of indecent exposure involving a child.
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At the time, he was bailed out for charges of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and first-degree burglary. So, this just shows us that people charged with serious crimes should NOT be allowed out of prison on bail.

The way the criminal justice system works could mean that Hunter is out of prison in 20 years if he has a record of good behavior.

Let us hope he stays behind bars and can’t hurt any more people.

Share away, people.

9-Year-Old Girl Told Her Grandmother A Fib, And Was Killed For It

An Alabama grandmother said she just wanted to teach her granddaughter a lesson, but what happened has left a family torn apart and grieving. The case made headlines around the world, and the tragic conclusion doesn’t feel like justice at all.

9-year-old Savannah Garrad helped herself to a handful of candy at her grandmother’s house. Her grandma, 49-year-old Joyce Garrad, had a reputation as a hard woman. Intimidating and abusing those around her – perhaps this was why Savannah told a lie. Her grandmother hated when she lie1

Savannah denied taking the candy, but Joyce didn’t believe her. She decided to teach her granddaughter a lesson. She sent her outside into the Alabama heat and told her to pick up the sticks laying around the yard.

When Savannah had an armful of sticks her grandmother told her to start running. She never let her stop.

For 3 hours Savannah ran, denied rest and water, carrying those sticks.

Later, when Savannah was on life support at the local hospital, a witness came forward. He saw the girl running, but didn’t know enough to stop it.

“Oh yea, I witnessed boot camp. I witnessed the drill sergeant from hell,” he said.

Before Joyce would give the order for Savannah to stop running, the girl collapsed in the yard, shaking violently as her grandmother looked on. The seizures continued as paramedics were finally called.

She spent the rest of her life, 3 short days, in a coma on life support. The cause of death was labelled as “prolonged physical exertion.” A coroner would testify that the girl had dangerously low sodium levels which caused the seizures, and ultimately her death.

Joyce was arrested and charged with Capital murder. Savannah’s stepmother Jessica Hardin was also charged for failing to stop the abuse.

While on trial Joyce showed almost no emotion. She tried to explain her actions as “coaching.” At one point she said “she kept coming in second place. So we were outside practicing in the yard and I don’t know what happened.”

Evidence and witnesses at the scene painted a different picture. One where Savannah, having just thrown up and crying begged her grandmother to let h

Through tearful witness testimony the grandmother sat stone-faced.

Joyce’s lawyers had argued that what happened was a tragic accident that was unforeseeable. Assistant District Attorney Carol Griffith didn’t mince words when talking about Savannah. “She was tortured,” she told the jury. Asking that they return of verdict of intentional homicide.
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The woman had no reaction when the verdict was read, although her family behind her burst into tears. She was taken to prison to live out the rest of her days, but no one could have known how short a sentence that would be.

Just under 1 year into her life-long term Joyce Garrad collapsed after having suffered a heart attack. She finally died 5 days later.

Many people flooded message boards saying that the murderous grandmother got what she deserved, but for the family of Savannah, it’s another loss to grieve.

Sailor Kneels in Front of Gate and Grabs Age 5 Daughter’s Hand. But Knows Why She Won’t Stop Crying

Isabelle’s father was stationed on the HMS Ocean, the U.K. Royal navy’s largest operational ship. It serves as a helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship and has been away in the Gulf.

“I’m very proud because it’s his first deployment as a petty officer,” Isabelle’s mom, Luisa Jefferey said about her husband Petty Officer Adam Jeffrey. He had been deployed for six months.

Little Isabelle was quickly spotted and picked up by her dad. She looked like she would never let go.

She had waited patiently with her mom and younger brother Dominic. The trio arrived early in the morning for Jeffrey’s arrival and held up a homemade sign that said “Welcome home Daddy.”

The Jeffrey family was among thousands of people waiting to greet sailor friends and relatives at the Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth, U.K. The pier quickly became the scene of many hugs, kisses, and happy reunions.

I’m relieved for my children that their dad is home. Now he can watch them grow up,” Jeffery said among hundreds of other teary-eyed wives.

Despite the cold weather, the turn out was massive. Many families brought signs and banners, and waved excitedly as the ship came into view.

Some families traveled from all over to the U.K. for the exciting event. A woman named Liz told The Plymouth Herald that she had “traveled all the way from Enniskillen in Northern Ireland to meet her son, Lieutenant David Doherty.”

Meanwhile, a Royal Marine Band played in the background to keep the crowd entertained, but there was little need to keep them excited. Hopefully, there will be many happy days ahead for these reunited families!