Arrangements continue for officer funeral

IMPD Officer David Moore

Chris Proffitt/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis - Organizers and family met Saturday to finalize more arrangements to remember IMPD Officer David Moore.

The community continues to pour out support for Officer Moore was killed in the line of duty last Sunday. Hundreds of letters, stuffed animals and flowers adorn his squad car in front of IMPD North District Headquarters.

The officer's funeral is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Conseco Fieldhouse. It is open to the public and there are police officers expected to attend from across the nation.

It has been over six years since IMPD lost an officer in the line of duty. Officer Jake Laird's funeral in August 2004 was on a scale the city has seldom seen and Officer Moore's funeral could likely be even bigger. Laird's funeral involved as many as 800 police cars, stretching seven miles.

Eyewitness News learned Saturday the funeral, procession and burial could last as long as seven hours. According to a representative for Officer Moore's family, the public can be part of the funeral, which will leave downtown and travel past the North District headquarters on East 30th Street, before ending at Crown Hill Cemetery. Moore will be buried in the cemetery's "Heroes of Public Safety" section.

Citizens visiting his car outside district headquarters Saturday say they plan to come out to pay their respects, or watch the funeral coverage on Channel 13.

"I think that it's nice that they come by here and salute the place where he worked and I'll just be watching all of it," said Mary Thomas of Wanamaker.

Some downtown streets will be closed for the funeral and procession. A family representative said they encourage the public to attend and be part of the funeral.

"I'll probably come up here and stand when they go by, if we're allowed to," said John Trent of Indianapolis.

The public visitation for Officer Moore will be at Crown Hill Funeral Home on Monday from 2 pm to 8 pm. His funeral is Tuesday at 11 am at Conseco Fieldhouse and the public is invited to the service.

Eyewitness News will also have live coverage of the funeral on Channel 13 and beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday.