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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)

February 5, 2020

I'd just started working at Rock Island Refinery, when Trooper Greene was killed. I think of him and the sinless death. God bless Trooper Greene.

Daniel Thomas Ballard
Trooper Daniel Moore's brother in law

January 3, 2020

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

My Mom had heart valve replacement surgery at Methodist Hospital the day of your Dad’s shooting. I will never forget that day or him. I say a little prayer whenever I am on 65 and see his marker.
May he Rest In Peace and his family be comforted by their many cherished memories of Master Trooper Greene.
❤️

Laura Bade Limbach
Resident of Indianapolis

June 17, 2019

We miss you every single day, Dad! Wish you could have been here to see our weddings and your grandchildren. You would have been the best papaw ever! I hope you are taking good care of my Spencer! My heart has been shredded into trillions of pieces. Love and miss you

Shannon Davis
Daughter/Survivor
Master Trooper Michael E. Greene
Indiana State Police

February 6, 2019

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

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