Master Trooper
Michael Earl Greene
Indiana State Police
Friday, February 5, 1993

Age: 43
Served: 16 years, 7 months
Badge #:
Panel 61W, Line 19
Panel L13, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, February 5, 1993

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Interstate 65 near Marion County line
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Pike
Weapon Used:
.25-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
• Died in prison
• Released from prison
Burial Place:
Browns Wonder Cemetery, Lebanon

   Master Trooper Michael Greene was shot and killed while questioning two subjects along Interstate 65 in far northwest Indianapolis.

   He had observed a southbound vehicle parked and one of two men urinating along the side of the highway. Upon questioning both subjects, who were intoxicated, he learned the man who had been urinating was wanted on outstanding warrants. While handcuffing him, the other man shot and killed Master Trooper Greene.

   The 45-year-old shooter was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1995, but while awaiting execution, he died in prison in 2007. The other offender was convicted of reckless homicide and has since been released from prison.

   Master Trooper Greene, from Thorntown, was assigned to the Indianapolis post. He was survived by his daughter and son, who serves as a deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

Military Service


Indiana National Guard

Memorial Tribute

• In 2008, a Memorial Mile was designated on Interstate 65 in Marion County in his honor.



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