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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Mike worked Boone County and I worked Clinton/Tippecanoe County. We had several opportunities to meet in the median on those slow late evenings. He also met me for Sig-10 blood runs headed south to IU med ctr. He always has a smile and was always encouraging. 1993 was a sad year for ISP losing Mike and Todd. I am glad to see his son followed his footsteps as a L.E.O. Rest in Peace Mike.

Doug Kelly, M/Trp. Ret
Indiana State Police

July 11, 2019

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