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:
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, February 5, 1993
01:45 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Interstate 65 near 86th Street, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
.25-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
• Died in prison
• Released in 1997
Burial Place:
Browns Wonder Cemetery, Lebanon

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   Master Trooper Michael Greene was shot and killed while questioning two subjects along Interstate 65 (Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Highway) in 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 an outstanding warrant. While handcuffing him, the other man shot and killed Master Trooper Greene.

   Master Trooper Greene was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he died an hour later.

   The 45-year-old shooter was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1995 but died in prison in 2007 while awaiting execution. The 35-year-old other offender was convicted of assisting a criminal, sentenced to fours years in prison and released in 1997.

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

Military Service

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Memorial Tribute

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

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