Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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 35-year-old 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.
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• In 2008, a Memorial Mile was designated on Interstate 65 in Marion County in his honor.