Bowling Green Man Shot by Court Security Officer Remembered in Candlelight Vigil and Prayer Service

Mar 3, 2013

Four days after being shot in Bowling Green, and just hours after being pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Medical Center, 27-year-old Brandon Bradshaw was memorialized at a Saturday night service.

About 300 mourners gathered in the parking lot of Michelle's Boutique on the 31-W Bypass in Bowing Green for the hour long service before processing down the Bypass to Circus Square park for more prayers and speeches. Bradshaw was shot by off-duty Warren County court security officer Tommy Brown in the same parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

Bradshaw was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt just after 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Friends and family members spoke of peace and forgiveness for Brown, while also calling for justice to be done. No charges have been filed against Brown as of Saturday night and his lawyer, Alan Simpson, has told WKU Public Radio his client acted in self defense.

Bradshaw was remembered as a loving husband and father of three. His youngest child just born in February.

You can hear a full report on Saturday night's vigil Monday during Morning Edition on WKU Public Radio.

Originally posted Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m.