Wednesday, January 26, 2011

State of the Union Takes Backseat to Local Tragedy

If you came here expecting my State of the Union reaction, that will have to wait for a day or two. Our community has been rocked by tragedy.

Word came yesterday evening from an emotional IMPD Police Chief Paul Ciesielski that Officer David Moore, the 29-year-old officer that was shot on Sunday, will likely not survive his injuries.

Now, I think all can understand why Mayor Ballard postponed the State of the City Address scheduled for this evening and called for the city to come together in the wake of this senseless tragedy.

Marion County Democratic Party Chair Ed Treacy released this statement:
"The thoughts and prayers of all Indianapolis residents go out to Officer Moore and his family, not only those to whom he is related to by blood, but also his brothers and sisters in uniform. I encourage all Indianapolis residents to pray for Office Moore and his family tonight. Anyone able should consider donating blood or volunteering some time. As always, I respect and honor the men and women who serve and protect, one of whom Officer Moore is just one shining example."

My thoughts and prayers are also with the Moore family as well as the entire IMPD family.

Here is the statement from Chief Ciesielski.

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