Officer David Moore Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Indiana End of Watch: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Photograph: Officer David MoorePatch image: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana

Officer David Moore
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 29
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, January 23, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Officer David Moore succumbed to gunshot wounds suffered three days earlier while making a traffic stop near 3400 North Temple Avenue.
As Officer Moore approached the car at approximately 9:00 am, he was shot four times by the driver who fled the scene. A passer-by called 911 to report that an officer was down. Officer Moore, who was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, was shot in the chest, the left thigh and twice in his face. He was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital where he remained in a coma until being taken off life support and his organs were donated.
A 60-year-old parolee was arrested later that evening and is being held on unrelated armed robbery charges.
Officer Moore had served with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for six years. He is survived by his parents. His mother currently serves as a sergeant and his father retired as a lieutenant with the department.

Agency Contact Information
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
50 North Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 327-3811
Please contact the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

Indianapolis —

Wounded IMPD Officer David Moore passed away Wednesday. His father, retired IMPD Lt. Spencer Moore told reporters his son David "passed away quietly" at 6:15 a.m.
Officer Moore had been shot several times while on duty during a traffic stop on the near northeast side. An MRI conducted Tuesday revealed he would not be able to recover from the injuries he sustained. A news conference was held Tuesday evening where IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski revealed the sad news to the Indianapolis community.
Holding back tears, the chief said Officer Moore’s family was in the process of "giving him back to God." The family had begun the process of talking with doctors about organ donation.
The chief added that even in his next life, Officer Moore is doing what he loved to do, helping others.
"Somebody is going to get a darn good heart," Moore’s mother said.
The family held a news conference late Wednesday morning, with IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski, Mayor Ballard, Public Safety Director Frank Straub and representatives from Wishard Hospital by their side.
Officer Moore’s father, retired Lt. Spencer Moore was a 40-year veteran of IMPD. His mother, a 26-year-veteran, still serves on the force.
"He put my police work to shame," said IMPD Sgt. Jo Moore.
The family indicated they had been in touch with investigators and prosecutors who will build the case against suspected shooter, Thomas Hardy.
"I’m not going to give this guy a second of energy," said Spencer Moore.
Moore added his son doesn’t regret his sacrifice in the line of duty to protect others.
A chaplain with the police department will be meeting with the Moore family and planners Wednesday afternoon to confirm funeral arrangements. Officer David Moore’s funeral is being planned for early next week.
Black ribbons wrapped badges of fellow officers Wednesday as the department mourned the loss of one of its own. Officer Moore’s patrol car was parked in front of the IMPD North District roll call at 3120 East 30th Street for those who wished to visit and pay their respects.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (R) has ordered flags at half-staff at all city-county facilities. He also asked for businesses and residents to lower their flags as well in honor of Officer Moore.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry issued a statement Wednesday afternoon:
“The employees of the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office join the community in grieving the death of Officer David Moore. Officer Moore served the people of this city with courage and bravery. It is with heavy hearts that we as a community come together and begin to accept the loss of this fine police officer and young man.    
At this time, the Prosecutor’s Office is working closely with law enforcement in regard to the ongoing investigation of Officer Moore’s death. I want to assure Officer Moore’s family, this community, and our public safety officers that we will not rest until justice is served. Our office stands united behind Officer Moore’s family and his fellow officers during this difficult time.”
Indiana 7th District Congressman Andre Carson (D) released the following statement on the passing of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer David Moore:
"The collective heart of our beloved city sank today when Officer David Moore passed away this morning. After answering his community’s call to service, Officer Moore is now moving on to a higher calling, as difficult as it may be for all of us see him go.
"There’s no doubt Officer Moore knew the dangers of police work, as both of his parents were part of the IMPD family. But like so many who wear the badge in communities across our nation, David Moore took an oath to serve and protect others. To run to danger, not away from it. Officer Moore did just that, and our community is better and safer because of his service and sacrifice.   
"In honor of Officer Moore, let us never forget the daily sacrifices our law enforcement officers make in order to protect our families and neighborhoods. This week, I’ve asked my colleagues in Congress to pay respect to Officer Moore by going back to their districts and thanking their local law enforcement officers for the work they do and the daily dangers they place themselves in to protect us all.
"Mariama and I join the entire City of Indianapolis in mourning the loss of this hero. And we’ll continue to keep Officer Moore’s family and the entire police department in our thoughts and prayers."



1 Response to “Officer David Moore Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Indiana End of Watch: Wednesday, January 26, 2011”

  1. 1 Kim Dringenburg February 5, 2011 at 10:11

    I was able to see the celebration of life service for Officer David Moore on tv. I was touched by the prayer that the Chaplain read
    that Officer Moore had prayed at an awards ceremony honoring
    athletes from Roncalli High School. Is there any way that a copy
    of that prayer could be e-mailed to me? I would like to share it
    with my daughter’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes group at her

    Thank you!

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