June 29, 2021

Former Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry Dies At Age 72

Former Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry was first elected as the county's top prosecutor in 2010. - Eric Weddle/WFYI

Former Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry was first elected as the county's top prosecutor in 2010.

Eric Weddle/WFYI

Former Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry died Tuesday in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 72-year-old was elected prosecutor in 2010 and stepped down in 2019 due to an ongoing prostate cancer battle.

In a written statement Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears said Curry’s impact will continue to be felt in our community.

“He was a leader who unapologetically stood for fairness and integrity, and he influenced others to do the same throughout his accomplished career,” Mears said.

Mayor Joe Hogsett said in a statement Curry was a passionate, dedicated public servant. "His career was defined by a professionalism and commitment to the criminal justice system that has served as an example to countless colleagues, peers, and young lawyers in Indianapolis," Hogsett said. 

As prosecutor, Curry was an advocate for Indiana’s Second Chance law, hate crimes laws and responsible gun ownership laws.

In his position, Curry butted heads with state officials over abortion laws and the sexual battery allegations against former Attorney General Curtis Hill. He was often named in lawsuits challenging Indiana anti-abortion laws, because many of the abortions performed in the state are done in his jurisdiction.

He served as a deputy prosecutor for six years before being elected Marion County prosecutor.

 

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