Trooper Mark Paul Wagner

Trooper Mark Paul Wagner

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, March 4, 1999

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Mark Paul Wagner

Trooper Wagner was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer during a defensive tactics training exercise at the State Patrol headquarters in North Platte, Nebraska.

Trooper Wagner and other officers were conducting the training in a classroom when the .45 caliber Glock handgun discharged and struck him in the chest. The handgun was reloaded during a break in training because the officer was not aware it would be used later in the day.

Trooper Wagner was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:00 pm.

He had been with the Nebraska State Patrol for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a stepdaughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 168

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

training, accidental discharge

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Rest in Peace Mark. Can't believe it has been 23 years already. You were a great officer and a true gentleman. You and your family and the other officers family have always been in our thoughts and prayers.

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March 4, 2022

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