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 1500 hours. He had been with the agency for 11 years and is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a step daughter.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 168

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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I had the honor of meeting your grandson today in Washington DC, he was there to honor your sacrifices even though he never had the chance to meet you . Thank you for your service. Gone, but never forgotten.

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Beech Grove PD

May 15, 2019

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