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Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper

Mark S. Charbonnier

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Friday, September 2, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 953

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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. He was assigned to D Troop.

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Today, September 2, 2017 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier on this his 23rd anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police
September 2, 2017

 

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