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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

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

The recent unnecessary shooting and death of an IMPD Officer, reminded me of your equally tragic event in which a coward shot an Officer. I still look over at your memorial along I65 each time I drive by with great sadness and respect for you.

Your Son has followed his dream and become a Deputy, no doubt influenced by you and his admiration for his dad. He will no doubt be a good one and as he has stated “if I can be ½ the Officer my Dad was, I’ll be happy”, he will be patrolling in your honor for many years to come.

You are not forgotten though you are missed but that too will change when you are united with your loved ones at Heaven’s Gate.

Boone County resident
Someone who is remembering

January 27, 2011

My father worked with you years ago in Jasper county. When someone set fire to our house you were one of the officers who helped evacuate my family that night. I was about 11 at the time and if the fire had progressed much more there would have been a much different outcome for my family. Thank you for your help then and your years of service as an officer. You are not forgotten and may God bless your family as they continue to honor you and mourn their loss.

Bob Gnall's daughter
retired Jasper County Deputy

Kathy Peele

January 26, 2011

Are you proud?
Your son is now a cop.
He will be getting the bad guys now.

John Greene
Brother of Indiana State Trooper Michael E. Greene EOW 2-5-1993

October 1, 2010

I don't remember anything about your death because I was only seven years old at the time. However, I pass your cross every morning on my way to work. I say a quick prayer for your family and all law enforcement officers every morning. I just wanted to say that even in your death you still touch the lives of others and you are not forgotten.

Anonymous

April 30, 2010

Thank-you for your sacrifice 17 years later.

Officer Jeremy Reed
Indiana State Excise Police

February 5, 2010

Today marks a tragic day, but something so many have never forgotten.

Gone from this cruel world not never far from our thoughts, your legacy continues to flourish through those who remain. Until you all met again, God Bless you and all who remember you in their hearts.


Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death and though I mark on duty, my calls unknown, I fear no evil, for the majority are with me, nor do I worry of my own safety, all of this I do for the citizens of my community. An Officer’s family can be filled with worry and though they are strong, they know that their loved one may be placed in harms way.

Though I have made mistakes, accept me, as I accept you and show me the way …..Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Deputy
Boone County Sheriff's Office

February 5, 2010

Remembering Trooper Greene
Rest in Peace Mike

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

February 5, 2010

I have always wanted to be just like you.

If I become half the man you were, I will be more of a man than most.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Not a day goes by that I don't see your face. You were taken from me to soon. I wish you could see your grandkids. They are getting so big. They would of loved you as did everyone you came in contact with.

I am following my dream, as you did when you started patrolling. I hope to become a officer soon, and become just like you.

NEVER FORGOTTEN
I love you

Michael C. Greene
Son

October 8, 2009

To the family and friends of Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Michael's memory on the 16th anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Michael gave to his community and the citizens of Indiana , and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 5 1993.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

February 5, 2009

You are never forgotten.

Anonymous

December 27, 2008

NEVER Forgotten Sir !!!!!

We will remember you and your legacy each time we put on the uniform. We will continue your work.

God Speed Sir...

Anonymous

July 15, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 2008

Present for your 58th birthday on November 8. Evidently timberlake died of cardiac arrest due to pulmonary edema just after midnight Saturday morning. He should have been executed long ago. I will never forget seeing the burnt hole in the center of your tie. timberlake should have been shot in the heart.

John Greene of Lebanon In.
Brother of Indiana State Trooper Mike Greene EOW 2-5-1993

November 14, 2007

Michigan City Indiana - Norman Timberlake, age 60, was found dead in his cell during a routine prison count procedure early Saturday morning at the Indiana State Prison.
Timberlake, who was convicted of killing Indiana State Police Master Trooper Michael Green, was found unresponsive in his cell by correctional staff during the midnight count on Saturday.

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

November 10, 2007

Mike,

I can still remember playing baseball at your house with your kids like it was yesterday. My dad still thinks of you daily and speaks of you often. We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made that terrible day. Each time I travel that stretch of I-65 I salute you and your heroism. Soon your cowardly killer will face the punishment he has so long deserved and we will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sleep easy brother and God Bless you. I look forward to seeing you again someday Mike.

Police Officer Kurt Sinks
Lafayette Police Department

November 6, 2007

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