Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier

Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, September 2, 1994

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Mark S. Charbonnier

Trooper Mark Charbonnier was shot and killed as he approached a van he had stopped on the side of Route 3 near Kingston, Massachusetts.

The subject opened fire while still seated in the van. As Trooper Charbonnier retreated to the back of the van, the man continued to fire, striking him below his vest. Trooper Charbonnier was able to return fire and wounded the suspect in the arm and head.

Trooper Charbonnier was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The subject was a convicted killer on parole. He was convicted of Trooper Charbonnier's murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Trooper Charbonnier had served with the Massachusetts State Police for six years and was assigned to D Troop. He is survived by his wife, father, mother, two sisters, and three brothers. His father and brother were serving with the Boston Police Department at the time of his death.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 953

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

convicted felon, traffic stop

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I met MARK early one morning at 3 am. He did not say much however his last effort was to draw his weapon up and point it at David Clark, sitting a few feet away with his gun in his hand as well,
This is what I told the court which drew the frantic defence attorneys ire as the judge told the jury to disregard my comments as I thought. " NO THEY WONT".
As I tried in vane to save the life of the hero who was trying to save mine from his killer all the time ,alone with just us three my ambulance being driven up to exit 10 to return to be headed south to Jordan Hospital ,and what seemed like hours because i asked my partner to drop me off just because something didn't feel right. Neither of us had a clue what awaited me.
All I know is Mark who I had just met was willing to do all he could to protect me.
To this day I think ,more than Sept 2, the same God that wrapped his arms around Mark, stood between us and the EVIL a few feet away, I believe so that I can tell everyone about WHO Mark really was.

Bern Sampson FF/EMT

September 7, 2022

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