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Corporal Mark Wesley Carthron | Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Arkansas State Police, Arkansas


Mark Wesley Carthron

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch: Monday, September 12, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 11

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 9/11/2005

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Corporal Mark Carthron was struck and killed while retrieving stop sticks he had deployed during a vehicle pursuit on I-40 in Crittenden County.

The suspect's vehicle struck the stop sticks, bringing it to a halt. As Corporal Carthron retrieved the strips, he was struck by a state police vehicle that was involved in the pursuit. Corporal Carthron was transported to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he succumbed to his injuries at 12:31 am the following morning.

The two suspects involved in the pursuit were driving a stolen vehicle and were wanted for an armed robbery of a service station. The driver of the stolen vehicle was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. The passenger was convicted of robbery and theft charges and sentenced to 30 years.

Corporal Carthron had served with the Arkansas State Police for 8 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

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My beloved husband, sitting here thinking about you and reflecting on the beautiful life we had together. I continue to thank God every day for the beautiful gift of you in my life. Someone asked on yesterday, how did we meet. "Our story" is indeed a beautiful one. The story of us is filled with love, respect, great times, family and unspeakable JOY!! As I told her how we met, how you courted me, how you proposed and how terribly romantic you were from the beginning to the end, she began to cry. Me, I had the biggest smile on my face talking about you. I love you so much!! I know we will be together again one day. I miss you sooooo much!! My Mom went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2016...just 2 days before her 78th birthday. My sisters and I and all of her grandchildren except one were with her when she took her last breath. Oh Lord, how I miss her. Now she's in heaven with you, my Dad and your Dad. I have so many angels watching over me. My nephew was in a terrible accident on Tuesday. He was hit on the driver's side by an 18 wheeler. His truck was crushed like a tin can. He survived by the grace of God. He had only a broken hip and had surgery today. He's doing good. God is so awesome! I love you Mark and I will continue to love you until I take my last breath on this earth. Hug my Mommy and Daddy and Daddy #2 for me and oh yeah, pat Dexter on the head for me.

Mrs. Angela Carthron
Surviving Spouse
November 4, 2016


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