Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene

Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1993

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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 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.


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

Incident Details

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

suspicious person

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I miss you today as if it were still Feb 5 1993. What I wouldn't give to go back to Feb. 4th....The hurt will never go away, I have just learned how to put a smile on my face and live with it. You are loved and missed by all that knew you and many that didn't. Anyone wanting to share a story with me can reach me at [email protected]

Deputy Michael Greene (only son)
Monroe County Sheriff's Office (Indiana)

April 23, 2021

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