Fifth annual blood drive honors three fallen IMPD officers

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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 23, 2015) – The fifth annual David Moore Memorial Blood Drive will honor the lives of three fallen Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers.

Friday’s event will be held in memory of officers David Moore, Rod Bradway and Perry Renn.

“The community support of all law enforcement officers is extremely important,” said Spencer Moore, David Moore’s father. “It’s a hard task that’s made difficult by the people that the officer has to deal with and the only way to deflect some of that is to see the positive support that the rest of the community gives them. And that really motivates the officer to do the best job they can.”

David Moore was shot by a suspect during a traffic stop on January 23, 2011. He died a few days later.

Spencer  Moore said the annual blood drive allows his son’s legacy to continue to impact the people of Indianapolis.

“The most important thing, truthfully, for a survivor—which is what we call ourselves—is that your hero, the one that died is remembered,” Spencer Moore said. “I can’t tell you how important that is. I think the greatest fear is that a survivor has is that their loved one will be forgotten.”

The drive runs from 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. at The Platform at City Market.

The first 100 donors will receive blue light bulbs to use as porch lights. The donors will be able to illuminate their homes with the blue lights to show support for law enforcement.

People will also be able to sign up to become organ donors at the blood drive.

“David gave his life,” Spencer Moore said. “He gave the ultimate sacrifice. And the people who will give blood will remember him in that way, and also give that gift of life to someone else.”

You can sign up for the blood drive here.

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