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