Trooper Charles P. Corbin

Trooper Charles P. Corbin

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, September 15, 1943

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Charles P. Corbin

Trooper Charles Corbin was killed when a tractor-trailer truck struck his patrol car on U.S. Highway 71, north of Carthage, at 11:30 p.m. while pursuing another truck.

The tractor-trailer hit a bridge and jack-knifed into the patrol vehicle, hitting the car head-on. Trooper Corbin was killed instantly, and the Inspector with the Public Safety Commission riding with him was seriously injured.

The driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter, but the case was later dismissed.

Trooper Corbin was a Missouri National Guard veteran who had served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and previously served with the Cape Girardeau Police Department. He was survived by his wife, stepdaughter, and son, who became a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 1966 and retired as a Captain in 1994.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 99
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Commercial
  • Offender Case dismissed

vehicle crash, routine driving, vehicle pursuit

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Trooper Corbin,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-for the citizens of the state Missouri and for our Country as well when you served with the MOARNG as a member of the 140th Infantry Regiment. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 15, 2023

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