Master Trooper Michael Greene – 20 Years ago

I meant to write about the 20th anniversary of Indiana State Police Master Trooper Michael Greene’s death at the hands of a man at the side of Interstate 65 just outside of Indianapolis back on February 5th, but life intervened.

Master Trooper Greene’s death was one of the first line of duty deaths that happened during my brief stint in law enforcement.

Unfortunately, I’m not able to find the fine column that was published in the Indianapolis Star the next day by one of their editors who was one of the first upon the scene and assisted first responders with Master Trooper Greene’s injuries. I have a hard copy but it’s packed away in preparation for my move.

He died shortly afterwards, leaving behind a wife and two children.

You can see his memorial today just north of Indianapolis on the southbound side of I-65.