Corporal Mark Wesley Carthron

Corporal Mark Wesley Carthron

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 2005

Mark Wesley Carthron

Corporal Mark Carthron was struck and killed while retrieving stop sticks he had deployed during a vehicle pursuit on I-40 in Crittenden County.

The suspect's vehicle struck the stop sticks, bringing it to a halt. As Corporal Carthron retrieved the strips, he was struck by a state police vehicle that was involved in the pursuit. Corporal Carthron was transported to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he succumbed to his injuries at 12:31 am the following morning.

The two suspects involved in the pursuit were driving a stolen vehicle and were wanted for an armed robbery of a service station. The driver of the stolen vehicle was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. The passenger was convicted of robbery and theft charges and sentenced to 30 years.

Corporal Carthron had served with the Arkansas State Police for 8 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and brother.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 11

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 11, 2005
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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My beloved Mark, my heart still longs for you, mourns for you every day. At this moment in time, my heart is joyful and sad at the same time. Joyful because your Mom has joined you and your Dad in Heaven. Sad because I worry about Thomas. Losing your Mom is a tough road to travel. I have have been traveling that road for over 19 months. Mama Doris was a beautiful soul. I know she’s smiling big now, reunited with her baby boy. I’m kind of jealous lol. Sweetheart I miss you so much. One day we’ll be together again. Until then, I have the most handsome angel there is watching over me. I will love you always, until my last breath and beyond. Always grateful, everyday thankful and forever blessed. Your loving wife, Angela.

Mrs Angela Carthron
Surviving spouse

January 5, 2018

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