Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # 953
Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.