Patrolman Daniel David Trail

Patrolman Daniel David Trail

Beloit Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, June 25, 1995

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Daniel David Trail

Officer Daniel Trail drowned while attempting to rescue a group of teenagers from a river. The group of teenagers had been drinking and decided to go tubing. The river was extremely rough and the group got stuck in some rapids after going over a damn. Officer Trail and a local firefighter attempted a rescue but both fell in. The firefighter survived the incident. Officer Trail's body was not found for several days. No charges were filed against the group of drunk teenagers.

Officer Trail is survived by his mother, father, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 607

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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I just found out about your son, Jeremy, and it is like an old wound has been opened up. He looks so much like you. He is your spitting image. He has your smile and seeing pictures of him with his "uncle" Mitch just makes me cry because I miss you. You didn't have a selfish bone in your body and you were always ready to help others. That is what made you so awesome. Growing up with you was one of my best memories!

Nancy Vap
Atwood High School class of 1985

May 12, 2018

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