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Video: Indy Cop's Family Spares Life of Son's Killer

March 15, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Indy Cop's Family Spares Life of Son's Killer

The family of slain Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Moore agreed to spare the life of their son's killer in a plea agreement announced today.

Thomas Hardy, 61, pleaded guilty to murder to avoid the death penalty, reports the Indianapolis Star. At a press conference, Spencer Moore, a retired IMPD lieutenant, explained why the family agreed to accept a life sentence for the killer of his son.

"What we felt was that once Mr. Hardy had asked for compassion from us, it was our duty to provide it," said Moore. "By showing compassion, we actually honored (David) and honored the fellow officers."

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gp cobb @ 3/15/2012 10:26 PM

Tough Love, Kudos to the family.

Dan Kubath @ 3/16/2012 8:05 AM

This one awesome family. Unselfishly, the Moore's gave David's heart to my neighbor, Brenda, so she could live her life. Now, they spare their son's slayer. This is a law enforcement family of which America can be proud. They have their values straight and as a retired LEO, I know that I would have fallen short of the mark.

John Weber @ 3/16/2012 1:09 PM

Wow, Dan has it right, the Moore family is incredible. While I ascribe to that standard, and hopefully passed that on to my children, not sure if I could have done what the Moore family did. All of us in L.E. need to think on this one.

[email protected] @ 3/16/2012 7:13 PM

Impressive. Role Models we can all try and copy.

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