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Officer Down: Police Officer Mark Beck

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February 27, 2008

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Officer Down: Police Officer Mark Beck

Officer Down: Mark Beck - [Baton Rouge, Louisiana]


Biographical Info

Age: 33

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Incident Details: Officer Mark Beck was killed in an automobile accident on US 61 when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer. The truck had come to a stop at a railroad crossing, as required by law, when Officer Beck's patrol car struck the rear of the truck.

Officer Beck was flown to Earl K. Long Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His K9 partner was injured in the crash.

End of Watch: Monday, February 25, 2008


La. K-9 officer dies in car crash

The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE — State police say a Baton Rouge police officer was killed in a crash.

Troopers say K-9 Officer Mark Beck of Zachary ran into the back of an 18-wheeler that was stopped at a railroad crossing near the ExxonMobile Plant late Monday night. Police say they’re not sure why Beck hit the rear of the truck, saying the truck had its hazard lights on.

Beck was pronounced dead at Earl K. Long Hospital a short time later. Officer Beck’s police dog was also in the vehicle but survived the crash.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt.

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