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

Corporal

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

Suspect: 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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I completed my ice bucket challenge today for fallen officers. It made me reflect on Mark. He was a great guy, an awesome trooper and I'm sure a great husband. I miss his friendship. I pray his family is at peace and I know one day we will all be back with his smiling face. RIP my Brother. Cpl. Ronald Burnett AHP

Cpl. Ronald Burnett
Arkansas Highway Police
August 21, 2014

 

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