Deputy Marshal Brady "Dedicated" and "Reliable"

By Rachel Martin

December 15, 2011 Updated Dec 15, 2011 at 7:19 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – A Waterloo officer describes Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady as a “dedicated man.” Deputy Marshal Brady was shot in the face Thursday morning when trying to help a couple whose car had crashed.

Reserve Sergeant Don Ladd, of the Waterloo Town Marshal’s Office, says Deputy Marshal Brady is a dedicated man who protects and serves his community even when off-duty.

Brady’s been on the force for 14 years, and is married to fellow waterloo patrol officer, Janet. Brady is also a father and has children from a previous marriage.

Ladd says
Ladd describes Brady as friendly and an excellent officer whose ultimate goal is to keep Waterloo happy, safe and peaceful. He says Brady is one of the most dedicated and reliable people he's ever met, and you can count on him for anything.

“He eats and sleeps his work. In fact off of the job, it's hard to get him off of the job,” Ladd said. “He talks about his work, he likes to teach and train and pass on his knowledge and his skill.”

Ladd says he heard the news about an injured Waterloo officer this morning, but when he found out it was Brady he says he felt “innerved.”

“It was tough. It was really tough. You hate to hear that happen about any brother officer. But it's hard, you know, but I'm thankful to the good Lord that he's still with us,” Ladd said.

Sources say Brady is in intensive care at Parkview Hospital. Indiana State Police say Brady is out of surgery and is still in serious, but stable condition.

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