Ofcr. Moore was shot dead on the morning of January 23, 2011 and died three days later.
INDIANAPOLIS – Saturday will mark the 10th anniversary of the shooting in which Indianapolis police officer David Moore was killed.
On the morning of January 23, 2011, Moore stopped a stolen vehicle on the 3400 block of North Temple Avenue.
When the driver, later identified as Thomas Hardy, and Moore stood outside their vehicles, Moore was shot multiple times before Hardy escaped from the scene.
Officer Moore wore a bulletproof vest but was shot in the chest, left thigh, and twice in the face. He was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he remained in a coma until he was released on life support on January 26, 2011 after donating his organs.
Hardy, a 60-year-old probation officer, was arrested later that evening and held for robbing a Dollar general store 50 minutes after the shooting.
He is now serving a life sentence for Moore’s murder.
Officer Moore was 29 years old when he died and was serving in the Indianapolis Police Department and serving in the North District in his seventh year.
He was posthumously awarded the Department’s Medal of Honor and the Department’s Purple Heart.