INDIANAPOLIS — Members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department remembered one of their own on Tuesday 10 years after his end of watch.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department released a video on YouTube honoring Officer David S. Moore who died in the line of duty on Jan. 26, 2011.
According to police, Officer Moore stopped a stolen vehicle at 9:05 a.m. Jan. 23, 2011, in the 3400 block of North Temple Avenue. As the officer, whose weapon was holstered, and the driver of the vehicle were outside their vehicles, Officer Moore was shot four times by the suspect, who fled the scene.
Police said Moore was wearing a bullet-resistant vest but 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 after his organs were donated.
According to police, the suspect, a 60-year-old parolee, was taken into custody later than night and held for a robbery that happened 50 minutes after the shooting. The suspect pleaded guilty to murder, robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon, and was sentenced in 2012 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Officer Moore had served IMPD for 6.5 years and was assigned to the North District. He was posthumously awarded the department's Medal of Honor and Purple Heart.
He is survived by his parents, sister, niece and nephew. Officer Moore's mother currently serves as an IMPD sergeant and his father retired as a lieutenant with the department.