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Officer Leath's legacy as a 'hero' among her fellow officers

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Posted at 8:07 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 20:08:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A police department grieving after losing one of their own. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is asking the public to support officers and come together in this difficult time.

The head of the Fraternal Order of Police is asking people to rally together after losing a beloved officer. People have been posting all over social media, sharing their stories of Officer Breann Leath doing good in the community.

An affinity for helping children, Breann Leath, or Bre, as her family said she was known by, also had a son of her own. Her fellow officers, committed to never leave families of the fallen behind, now includes Bre's son.

"You don't have to worry about your children or your family," Rick Snyder, president of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police, said. "So we will thoroughly uphold that and he will remain a part of this family. He just inherited thousands of moms and dads."

Leath's family said Bre had a life-long desire to serve the community. She not only served with IMPD, but worked in the Marion County Sheriff's Office and was in the Army National Guard. Bre's sisters, mom and dad all work in law enforcement too.

Snyder said she wasn't just a hero for what happened Thursday but for what she did on a daily basis, fulfilling the image of what he calls a peace officer.

"Officer Leath, she had a shorter career but look at all the impacts she made in just that time span," Snyder said. "Imagine if she had 32 years of doing that."

A legacy she now leave behind.

"When we say never forget, she will never be forgotten," Snyder said.