Trooper Mark Jeffrey Phebus

Trooper Mark Jeffrey Phebus

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 17, 1990

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

Incident Details

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

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Mark was a friend and fellow Trooper Trainee (May 89). One morning, during PT, I collapsed on the track. I had no idea I had fluid in one of my lungs. Mark was a little behind me. He came up and lifted me saying, "don't give up!" His altruistic nature is what kept me going a week more until I had to be hospitalized. Unfortunately I was too sick to continue in the Academy. It is still my belief that there is a special and unique place in Heaven that God has him and all fallen law enforcement officials. I also believe that Heaven has endless Ninja Turtles playing just for Mark.

Paige Russell - Fellow Trooper Trainee

September 5, 2018

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