Benefit Held For Wounded Waterloo Police Officer

By Stephanie Parkinson

February 4, 2012 Updated Feb 4, 2012 at 5:04 PM EST

BUTLER, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -- A community came together Saturday to show their support for a police officer who nearly lost his life on the job. Officer Stephen Brady of the Waterloo Police Department was shot in the face in December while on duty.

On Saturday hundreds gathered in the small community of Butler for an auction benefit for Brady.

“I'm really, I guess, impressed, that people would support something of this magnitude. It just shows you how when a community is down they come together,” said Jim Rodman, event organizer.

“You can see the anxiousness of him to get out and do things he was able to do before this happened,” said Jim McGee, friend.

“None of the doctors, nobody can give you any kind of a time span and so I know it's just one of those things. I can't get overly anxious or in too big of a hurry and I just take things a day at a time,” said Brady.

The crowd at the benefit cheered as Brady came in the door and many people were coming up to him shaking his hand and hugging him.

“I honestly don't like to be the center of attention, and it's really hard but the support, it's just amazing,” said Brady.

Over 200 items were up for bid and many also gave donations at the door. All the money raised at the benefit will go to help the Brady family.




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