Deepest sympathy

Dateline: Tue 25 Jan 2011

to the family of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer David Moore, who was shot four times during a traffic stop Sunday on the Eastside. The fatal injuries are to his head.

During a news conference in which emotions were carefully and barely held in check, Police Chief Paul Ciesielski explained that Moore's family -- both his mom and dad are law enforcement officers in IMPD -- have "begun the process to give David’s life back to God.” An MRI this morning -- a brain scan -- showed the 29-year-old officer could not survive his head injuries.

What a waste of a vibrant, service-oriented, community-minded, brave young man.

For now, the only possible expression is one of grief and condolence and fidelty to the police officers who serve this community.

I am reminded of the following quote, so oft invoked these days...

“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.”

Ironically and alas, being a warrior -- a rough man -- does not guarantee that individual's safety. We all know there are sick individuals who hate law enforcement officers and will do anything to harm or even kill them.

Moore, who was well-liked and well-respected both as an officer and a human being, truly laid down his life for others.

 

 

Comments

hendy [Member] said:

"Blessed are the peacemakers...."

2011-01-25 18:21:12

Tell The Truth [Member] said:

Amen, Hendy.

Moore's dad started the Crimestoppers program 20 years or so ago. I worked with him in my neighborhood. He is a kind and caring officer. He believed in community policing.

His son was evidently well-brought-up.

What a tragic waste.

2011-01-26 05:35:16

Tom Greenacres [unverified] said:

What a tragic trade- an accomplished, dedicated young man dies and an old jailbird goes back to where he should have been.

David Moore would have done great things. In death he will still make great things happen.

2011-01-26 06:29:22

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