Trooper Mark Jeffrey Phebus

Trooper Mark Jeffrey Phebus

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 17, 1990

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Mark Jeffrey Phebus

Trooper Phebus was shot and killed when he stopped a husband and wife who were bumping each other's cars in a domestic dispute. Trooper Phebus thought that he was stopping for an automobile accident when the incident occurred. The suspect later committed suicide.

Trooper Phebus had served with the agency for 7 months. He was survived by parents.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I too had the privilege of serving with Mark. I was the training officer of the 95th Division Leadership Academy, our drill sergeant school. I remember him as sort of a conundrum. He was a big, goofy, lovable niave kid. Yet he was going places. A young hard stripe corporal, no easy feat by itself, he was someone who had a clear vision and the path he would follow. It didn't take long to figure out that under the fa├žade of a lovable goofball was a sharp, motivated individual with serious skills and a game plan for life.

I first heard of his loss from former Leadership Academy members. I was struck with a profound sadness that someone who had so much to offer and such a willingness to share it was taken from us at such a young age. All these years later I can still see that silly grin and remember the good natured teasing we gave him. We'll always miss you kid.

MAJ (R) Carl O. Owen, III
EN Sec, HQ, 95th Division

September 22, 2019

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