Fundraiser for Trafalgar Police Officer Dustin Moody

On Saturday, June 25th, 2022, Officer Dustin Moody, 30, crashed while pursuing a pickup truck in the early morning hours. According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Moody was sitting in his squad car in the parking lot of a business near State Road 135 and County Road 300S when Roberts’ truck sped past. The Chevy pickup, headed southbound on SR 135, turned west on County Road 300S; Moody said he could hear the truck’s tires squealing as it made the turn. Moody left the parking lot and pursued the truck. He eventually caught up to it near some railroad tracks and saw the truck go past a stop sign without stopping. Moody turned on his emergency lights and siren, but the truck kept going. He tried to inform dispatch of the pursuit but realized he was in a dead spot and his radio wasn’t working.

Both Officer Moody and the impaired driver crashed into an embankment at a T in the road. Moody suffered serious injuries and was flown to an Indianapolis hospital. He started with the Trafalgar Police Department in June 2019 and has been a full-time officer since December 2020.

Officer Moody has worked in law enforcement for more than 10 years. From his experience of caring for his grandfather who was ill, he had a heart to serve and care for people. He served as an EMT, worked with the Franklin Township fire department and as a Sheriff and an officer at Eskenazi Hospital prior to starting at Trafalgar Police Department.

Officer Moody and his wife of 9 years, Emily, have two young boys. They are 1 and 4 years old. Emily had to leave her teaching position in order to care for her husband. Currently they have a need for a wheelchair accessible vehicle and funds to assist them with other needs due to the accident. Please help us let our officer and his family know we appreciate him.


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