Corporal John Mack Scarberough

Corporal John Mack Scarberough

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 2, 1998

John Mack Scarberough

Corporal Johnny Scarberough was killed when his cruiser was struck by a tractor trailer while he was sitting in it on the shoulder of I-30 near Benton, Arkansas.

He had stopped a vehicle and was waiting for backup to arrive so they could perform a drug search when his cruiser was struck. The driver of the vehicle he had pulled over was sitting in the passenger seat of the cruiser when the accident occurred, but was only injured.

The driver of the semi was found not guilty of manslaughter and negligent homicide.

Corporal Scarberough had been involved with many of the state's largest drug seizures. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic stop

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We're proud of your service to Arkansas. You are never forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent in Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

September 4, 2017

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