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Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene | Indiana State Police, Indiana Indiana State Police, Indiana

Master Trooper

Michael Earl Greene

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, February 5, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 16 years, 7 months

Badge # 895

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Died in prison

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Master Trooper Michael Greene was shot and killed when he stopped to question two men he observed urinating along the side of Interstate 65 in Marion County.

Master Trooper Greene learned that both men were wanted for outstanding warrants and while handcuffing one suspect, the other suspect shot and killed him. One offender was convicted of reckless homicide and has since been released from prison. The shooter was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1995, but while awaiting execution, he died in prison in 2007.

Master Trooper Greene had served with the Indiana State Police for over 16½ years and was assigned to the Indianapolis post. He had also served as a member of the Indiana National Guard. Master Trooper Greene was survived by his son and daughter. In 2008, a Memorial Mile was designated on Interstate 65 in Marion County in his honor.

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I was working at Methodist on the day of the shooting, a very dark day as news was coming into us of the incident. A few years later I was called to the jury and served as the foreman of the jury. We all did our very best to bring about justice. This did not bring back your father, husband, friend or neighbor for which you have our sympathies. Our hope was that justice would bring some sense of peace through those terrible times.

Russ Johnson
Jury Foreman during trial.
February 5, 2017


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