Patrolman
Jerry A. Green
Bloomington Police Department
Saturday, July 15, 1967

Age: 48
Served: 5 years, 1 month
Badge #:
Military Service: U.S. Army
• World War II
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, March 25, 1955
01:25 am
Incident to Death Duration:
12 years, 112 days
Incident Location:
State Road 46 near Stout Creek
Incident County:
Monroe
Incident Township:
Bloomington
Weapon Used:
Automobile (alcohol involved)
Suspect Info:
Charged
Burial Location:
Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington

   Patrolman Jerry Green and Patrolman Dale Mishler died as a result of injuries both suffered in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit.

   While on routine patrol, the officers began chasing a vehicle near 14th and Walnut streets. On State Road 46 at a curve near Stout Creek, Patrolman Mishler lost control of their squad car causing it to roll over as both officers were thrown from the vehicle. Patrolman Mishler died while en route to Bloomington Hospital.

   Patrolman Green remained in critical condition with a fractured skull and a severe injury to his left eye causing him to be left partially blind. He was unable to return to active duty and received a disability pension. His health continued to decline, having never fully recovered from his injuries and from suffering two heart attacks.  He died after being admitted to Bloomington Hospital for surgery on July 15, 1967.

   The 20-year-old suspect initially fled the scene, but turned himself into police later that day. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide and driving while under the influence.

   Patrolman Green was survived by his wife, stepson, stepdaughter, four grandchildren and two sisters.