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 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 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.