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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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December 26, 1973....the day my sweet husband, Mark Wesley Carthron was born. He would have been 41 today. He always joked that his parents would hold back one of he's Christmas gifts and say it was his birthday present lol. Last night was the 14th anniversary of the night he proposed to me one knee in front of his fireplace...a night I will never forget. Now my baby gets to celebrate his birthday with his big brother, Jesus. I am so jealous! I miss him so very much and will always love him. Each day that God allows me to open my eyes to a brand new day, I am reminded that God has a plan for my life just as He had a plan for Mark's life. It's up to me to walk in His path just as Mark did. I know that I have the most handsome angel with the most mesmerizing dimples & smile in Heaven watching over me daily. When I'm sad, I feel him tugging at my heart reminding me to live and be happy. Happy birthday Mark (Boobie). Loving you until I take my last breath on this earth.

Mrs. Angela Carthron
Surviving Spouse
December 26, 2014


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