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INDIANAPOLIS — The former prosecutor of Marion County, Terry Curry, has passed away.

Curry stepped down as prosecutor in 2019 after having won re-election in 2018. The reason was because of a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, and it was the cancer that eventually took him on Tuesday. He was 72.

“Terry was a man of action and of progress, and his impact will continue to be felt in our community,” said current Marion County prosecutor Ryan Mears. “He was a leader who unapologetically stood for fairness and integrity, and he influenced others to do the same throughout his accomplished career.”

Mears was named interim prosecutor by county Democrats after Curry stepped aside and was eventually elected permanently to the position.

Curry’s notable cases which he prosecuted during his career include the Richmond Hill explosion in 2012 in which a woman planned to blow up her home for the insurance money and ended up killing two people. He also prosecuted former IMPD Officer David Bisard, who was convicted of reckless homicide and drunk driving.

He also prosecuted members of the Grundy crew in 2015 on charges of racketeering and murder.

Curry was first elected as Marion County prosecutor in 2010 and was re-elected twice.

“Terry is credited with restoring integrity to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and modernizing the office in both policy and administration,” Mears added. “His career as a prosecutor began in the area of white-collar crime, where he was recruited by then-prosecutor Stephen Goldsmith, a Republican, due to his experience and legal acumen.”

“Terry was a principled and dedicated public servant, an individual who cared passionately about his work and his team,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “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.”

Funeral arrangements haven’t been finalized yet.