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 thought of Dan last month as my Department "over prepared" for a flood. I showed his story to someone who commented and explained why I wasn't smiling. I worked with Dan in Colby in a group of young fun loving cops that had a ball. We did smile a lot then. We miss you brother.

Chief Kevin Diercks
Chapman Ks Police

June 27, 2019

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