Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene

Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1993

Add to My Heroes

Michael Earl Greene

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 was an Indiana National Guard veteran who had served with the Indiana State Police for over 16½ years and was assigned to the Indianapolis post. 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.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 16 years, 7 months
  • Badge 895
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison waiting execution

suspicious person

Most Recent Reflection

View all 70 Reflections

When I see that face, I can't help but see his grin - it would spread slowly until it covered his entire face. And it was always a guilty grin, like a little boy caught stealing a farmer's watermelon. With his personality he could have asked the farmer for a watermelon and be told to take two and Mike knew this. But he also knew it was more fun and adventurous to steal it... Later, as we'd all be sitting around eating the stolen fruit, Mike would hide talking his way out of trouble and let the rest of us think he'd gotten away with another Tom Sawyer crime. I remember a certain drunk the night before his annual inspection..


December 9, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.