The Indianapolis Bar Association is saddened to note the passing of former Marion County Prosecutor and IndyBar member Terry R. Curry. Curry died at the age of 72 on Tuesday, June 29. Arrangements are pending and will be shared as soon as they are available.
“Terry will be forever remembered as a prosecutor who served with honor and integrity. He was beloved by his deputy prosecutors for his leadership and mentorship,” says Indianapolis Bar Association President Jimmie McMillian. “He had the dedicated commitment to effectively prosecute individuals who posed a real danger to the City of Indianapolis balanced with the proper exercise of prosecutorial discretion and mercy for those that may have entered the criminal justice system but were innocent or truly deserved a second chance. As we mourn his loss, we also celebrate the continuation of his legacy and policies that built a bridge of trust in the community.”
Curry was a longtime, active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and a supporter of the association’s Criminal Justice Section and Bench Bar Conference. He was elected to the position of Marion County Prosecutor in November 2010. While in office, he led the office of nearly 400 attorneys and professional and support staff through the disposition of approximately 40,000 criminal cases each year. Curry’s administration focused on enhancing the community’s role in public safety and creating safer neighborhoods through crime prevention.
Curry stepped down from the position in 2019 amid a battle with prostate cancer.
Previously, he served in the U.S. Army and as a reporter for the Indianapolis News. After earning his J.D., he worked for more than 35 years as a trial attorney as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, as a law firm partner and as a solo practitioner. Curry also worked as a domestic mediator. He earned his undergraduate degree from Butler University and his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. •