Hoosiers donate blood in honor of fallen IMPD Officer David Moore

INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers rolled up their sleeves in honor of fallen Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer David Moore on Friday.

The fourth annual Officer David Moore Memorial Blood Drive took place at City Market.

Moore was shot while on duty on Jan. 23 in 2011. He died three days later.

Lance Lewis was on hand to help at the event. Lewis was the recipient of Moore's lungs and works closely with the David Moore Foundation to continue Moore’s legacy.

"It’s just the basic root of a way to give back to your neighbors. We're a large community, we're a family as a community, and it's just the best way to help your neighbors and at the root of everything," Lewis said.

Organizers of the blood drive said their goal was to have more than 90 donations, which translates to saving approximately 270 lives. 

Officials with Indiana Blood Center said the drive fell slightly short of that goal, but they were still pleased to announce that 73 Hoosiers donated blood and helped to keep Moore's spirit alive.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office helped sponsor the drive.

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