INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The legacy of one police officer is making a big difference. The city mourned when IMPD officer David Moore was killed on duty one Sunday morning.
Since that time two years ago the mark of his legacy has been felt in the city. Now, the family is offering a big hand up to the city he once served.
In the heart of Fountain Square on the south side of the city a familiar name, Officer David Moore, now patrols in spirit. He lives within the home to the new David S. Moore Food Bank.
His father, retired IPD Officer Spencer Moore says of his son, "He loved the people of this community, he loved to serve them and in death I am going to try to make sure he continues to serve at least in name. I can't tell you how important this is. This one here is really close to my heart because it really shows the people in this city and the law enforcement family do really care."
The food bank is a partnership between the David S. Moore Foundation and the food pantry started by St. Joan of Arc Church. It is housed with Community Courts which is a place where offenders are assigned community service.
Moore says of being approached about the partnership, "The thing was their church at 42nd and Central is located in his old district. That's the area David worked, so that was appealing to me. Plus the fact it really fits the legacy of service David left behind."
They turn no one away.
One man with his grandson told 24-Hour News 8, "Mommy and daddy have problems and I'm just the pa-pa. I love my grandkids."
The food pantry is just beginning, in a small room. Shelves are bare. There are women living under the bridge who come here and ask for help.
One of the founders of the pantry is Mary Anne Shaefer who says, "The moments are very touching. I'm going to cry. We have had women come here and look at us and it is not only the food but the clothing."
His father wants to see more David Moore food pantries one day.
Moore says standing in front of bare shelves, "As you can see, these shelves are a little bit bare. We need the peoples help out there to put some food on them put some cans on them."
For now, the officer who served in life now serves in spirit alongside his mom a fellow officer. His dad says, "That's the neat thing here too because this is Joanns district. This is his mothers district. So David is here working in her district."
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you would like to help, you can drop off food at St. Joan of Arc church at 42nd and Central. You can also send checks with a notation it is for the food pantry to:
David S. Moore Foundation
PO Box 39284
Indianapolis, IN 46239
The food pantry itself is located at 902 Virginia Avenue.
They turn no one away saying it may only be a can of soup but for many that may be their only meal that day.
The official dedication of the food and clothing bank is April 12 with a dinner at the North Side Knights of Columbus, 2100 E. 71st Street. It will honor the efforts of the parish and the special honor to IMPD's David Moore.
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