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Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1993

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Reflections for Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 4, 2018

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

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
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Monica Zahasky

February 5, 2017

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest

He said, "My name is Mike!"

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 4, 2017

Missing you every second of everyday. The pain of you not being here never goes away.

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

October 19, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 5, 2016

Mike,

Mi AMIGO, thanks for the good times while I was on your squad. It was such a shocker as I know it was for everyone that knew you. I have wonderful memories of you and the rest of the squad. I remember teasing you by saying “I want to be like Mike”. I know I shall see you again in a place where officers no longer have to patrol. Recently, I reached the rank of Master Police Officer with the Orlando Police Dept and I remembered how I aspired to be a master trooper, just like you. I read on one of the reflections that your son is an Officer, God bless him for following in his Dad’s footsteps. If I ever have the privilege of meeting him I will certainly give him a hug and tell him how funny you were.

Brother, you will always be in my heart.
Tu Amigo de siempre, Enrique

Master Police Officer Enrique Nazario
Orlando Police Department

September 30, 2015

I remember that sad day every time I passover 65 on 1100n so sorry. Rest in peace

ltdan
Brownsburg Fire

July 26, 2015

The years may pass but your sacrifice will always be remembered! Thank you Master Trooper Greene. Rest in Peace!

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

February 5, 2015

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 4, 2015

I never knew this brave man, but every time I go over I-65 on 86th street, I look toward his cross memorial, or when I drive by there on the interstate. It breaks me heart to think of this.

Gary McKillip
citizen

January 15, 2015

He was my neighbor & a wonderful man who is still greatly missed.

Citizen
Hazelrigg hometown

May 16, 2014

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 7, 2014

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

February 5, 2014

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 22, 2014

You and Bill always made me laugh

Jerry hammond
Friend

April 14, 2013

Rest in Peace, Master Trooper Greene. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

February 5, 2013

I am Mike's 1st brother-in-law. The mother of Shannon & Michael Green, is my sister.
I was working for the State of Indiana at the time, as a Highway Maintenance Foreman.
Nick Baldwin, (a former Boone Co. deputy, and an active Zionsville police officer) was my immediate supervisor.
We had been examining the work of our maintenance workers on I-65, when we heard the call of an officer down, just south of St. Rd. 334.
We were 3 miles from the scene when Nick said "No, we need to return to the office".
(Nick had grown up with, and was good friends with Mike, as had I, since he married my sister in her senior year @ Lebanon High School.)
I don't know if it was a premonition or superstition or what, but I know for a fact that something bad had changed the flow of energy that Friday afternoon.
It was a silent ride back to Frankfort.
We both knew we would never see the Mike, we knew, again.
when we arrived back at the Frankfort unit, we were informed that it was, in fact, Mike Greene that was shot and he had died as a result of his wound.
At that point, it was like living in slow motion.
I went home to tell my wife and son what had happened, then went immediately to Mike's mom's house, to do what I could to help make any sense of this horrible tragedy, which in all honestly, was totally impossible at that time and still escapes any sort of reasonable explanation.
This left a large gaping hole in the hearts and souls of anyone that knew Mike and what he stood for.
What is sad, is the fact that the perpetrator of this heinous crime died before he could be held accountable for his actions.
Mike's daughter and son will live the rest of their lives with his murder, hanging over their heads, as a reminder that nothing is guaranteed in this life, nothing!

Former Maint. Sup V, IN.D.O.T.
Brother-In-Law

November 24, 2012

Mike I never knew you but went to High School with your wife Genet. May you rest in peace and Thank You

James Laster
Friend

September 15, 2012

Ww Just drove down the stretch of highway named after you. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your years of service. May the Lord be with your children. R.I.P brother.

Police Officers
Chattanooga Police Dept.

February 17, 2012

Always remembered, always honored! Sending hugs to the family today.

Carolyn Dudley

February 5, 2012

I remember well,a few of us had stopped before anyone got there. A lot of us drivers saw him offen,and he allways treated us fair. anyway people where trying in vain to comfort this man that on a daily baisis help people of all walks of life. To this day I think of that time and pray for him and family, I don,t know him I remember I,ve seen death many times, but I think it is becauce it was so wrong and so senseless,and so cowardly. Why the thought of you continues to come to mind but heres to you Master Trooper Greene and family, Thanks for your service. Merry Christmas BCB

BC Burton

December 12, 2011

I am a disabled vetran, I drive by the memorial quite often. Each time i turn off my music,sit at attention and salute trooper greene.On the night he was murdred a friend and i were driving home from the vetrans hospital.As we came around the curve and over the hill we saw what seemed to be every cop in Indiana,lights flashing.We looked at each other and said OH NO.we knew an officer was gone.As we drove by we said the lords prayer.Both of us are ex-army we also saluted,this is part of the reason I still do.I also say God bless you Master Trooper Greene and God bless your family and loved ones. Thank God the shooter was caught.

Donald G Bailey
Indiana res.

June 1, 2011

Mike, I don't think I can remember a time that I have gone over to Grandpa's house and heard a story about the times he would ride with you at night. He always has some good stories as I bet you remember all too well. I still have the state trooper bear you gave me. I was over at Grandpa and Grandma's house on 47 and they were watching me for awhile one night. Grandpa told me you said to give that to me. Though I was young when this all happened I still have some memories of it. I remember our family coming together most of all.

Eric Hollingsworth
Cousin

April 4, 2011

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