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Trooper Mark W. Carthron
Arkansas State Police

End of Watch: Monday, September 12, 2005

Biographical Info
Age: 31
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: Sunday, September 11, 2005
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Trooper 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 Trooper Carthron retrieved the strips he was struck by a state police vehicle that was involved in the pursuit. Trooper Carthron was transported to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he succumbed to his wounds early 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.

Trooper Carthron is survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

Agency Contact Information
Arkansas State Police
1 State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209

Phone: (501) 618-8230
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