"The last thing I remember telling the dispatcher was that I think I was shot," said Turk.
Officer Moore was at an AT&T store on an afternoon back in May of 2010 when a man came inside shooting a store employee.
Moore then used his off-duty gun and shot and killed the shooter.
It was that act of bravery that earned him the New York State's Police Officer of the Year Award.
"He represents what is best about the professional law enforcement across the state and country, and also what's great about the city of Rome," said Lt. Governor Robert Duffy.
Rome Police Chief, Kevin Beach stood by the side of Office Moore on Friday morning and says he acts as a positive role model to the people of Rome both as a police officer, and a neighbor.
"Donny will actually take the time to stop his car and get out of the car and play basketball with the children. He takes the time out to show people that he cares," said Beach.
"It's not so much what he did that day, but knowing what I have heard and read about Officer Moore. He was recognized for saving a 7-year-old girl two years ago in the Mohawk River. He's an incredible young man," said Duffy.
And for Seth Turk, he will forever remember what Officer Donald Moore did to save his life that day.
"Don, thank you for giving me the opportunity to make it home to my wife and daughter," said Turk.