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, I remember like it was last week seeing you hang around the Cypresswood Substation. Those of us on nights who knew you were so impressed by you. You were the most respectful and eager young Trooper that most of us had ever met. Your joy in the job and your good humor were contagious. I could not help but smile when you were around. I remember thinking that I hoped that my son would grow up to be like you. When Dispatch advised us that you had been murdered, they did so by broadcasting the BOLO for your killer and it was a gut punch like I had never experienced before. The shocking grief of that moment has subsided, but the rage has not. I still rage because a young man was taken away who was destined to be among the best of us. Your friends at the HCSO will not forget you.

Deputy J.B. Ellis (retired)
Harris County Sheriff's Office

December 18, 2018

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