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Correctional Officer Michael R. Green | Jefferson County Corrections Department, Kentucky Jefferson County Corrections Department, Kentucky

Correctional Officer

Michael R. Green

Jefferson County Corrections Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, January 26, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Correctional Officer Michael Green was shot and killed while working an off duty, uniformed job at a local night club.

He had assisted other officers removing several disorderly people from the club. Later in the evening the group returned to the scene and opened fire into the night club, fatally wounding Officer Green.

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Thank you and god bless you for your service and sacrifice.

The Corrections Officer stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, officer. How shall I deal with You?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Cause those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep,
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me, I wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand.
I've never expected or had too much.
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod.
As the officer waited quietly for the answer of his God.
"Step forward now, Corrections Officer, you've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's Streets. You've done your time in Hell."

Officer
Louisville Metro Corrections
November 22, 2012

 

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