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Officer Warren Edward Greene

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, December 20, 1975

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Reflections for Officer Warren Edward Greene

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 20, 2021

Thank you for your time and service


December 21, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 20, 2020

On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 20, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest in peace knowing that your memory and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 11, 2020

I did not know Officer Greene but did attend the viewing following his murder. I worked with his son, Melvin, at the Indiana Boys School around 1969. We were partners in managing a cottage and were the first to maintain an open (unlocked during the day) cottage without a single runaway. I long ago lost contact with Mel but would love to connect with him again. He must have come from good stock. We also coached the baseball team together. As I remember, Mr. Greene spent 10 years with NYPD without ever having to use his firearm in the line of duty.

Stephen Combs, editor, The News-Guardian

June 11, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 20, 2019

Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

December 20, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

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

December 19, 2017

I sworn in on 22 Sept 1969, and after graduating the academy was assign to the Adam Sector (Broad Ripple Area under Lt. "Twiggy" Anderson) to be trained on the street by Warren E. Greene. We quickly became friends and spent lots of off time together. Warren was a great mentor, his passion was training rookie cops. He told me stories about his 10 years on the NYPD before IPD. Warren told me many things that to this day I still remember like "always remember to temper the law with a little mercy" and "when you place a person under arrest you have taken all they have except their life".

I miss Warren to this day, he is my friend. After 10 years with IPD, 15 years with the federal govt, I still continuing to carry a badge, I can still see his face, hear his voice, and smell those terrible cigars he loved so much.

I will always miss you, rest in peace my friend. One day we will see each other again.

Det. Dan Johnson
IPD 1969-1978

January 8, 2017

Eternal Rest, Brother!

~ Faithful Into Death ~

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

December 19, 2016

Eternal Rest, Brah!

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

December 19, 2014

Eternal Rest

Never forgotten, brother!

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

December 20, 2013

Rest in peace, Hero! You will not be forgotten!

Fmr Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff's Department, India a

August 19, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Greene. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2013

It's still so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.

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

December 21, 2012

You and your family are remembered.


December 22, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 20, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 11, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 31, 2007


I wish that I could have met you.

Jennifer Greene

Grand daughter

April 7, 2007

Officer Warren Edward Greene,

Rest in Peace Brother

Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

December 20, 2005


I miss you so much it hurts. So many years have past and I still can’t believe the pain that I feel. I hate December 20th and just try to get through the holidays the best that I can. I know you know what I have made of my life and I know you are proud of me. You would be proud of the city that you loved and gave your life for. Indianapolis has changed in so many ways but this I have a feeling you know. We love and miss you.

Your youngest daughter,

Mitzi Onedia Greene

December 20, 2005

While I don't know you. I honor you. My connection to you is very simple and complete in my mind. I believe in my heart I have a part of you with me. I was born the day you gave the ultimate sacrifice, and now here I am a police officer myself. I too, work North District just as you did. You are my hero. While I never got the chance to meet you. I found this out when we did a memorial wall to fallen officers on the district and found it to be totally surreal that the day to the year you sacrificed your life I was born. You will forever be in my prayers and you are a "brother" I will never forget! Thank you for your great service.

Patrol Officer/Detective Mechelle Castor
Indianapolis Police Department

September 25, 2005


A lot of people will never know how much you did to pave the way for so many others.

A friend indeed, to so many. Never forgotten, my brother. Rest in eternal peace.

Annuit Coeptis

Lt. S. I. Drake
Indianapolis Police Department

August 23, 2005

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