Constable Frank Eugene Trask

Constable Frank Eugene Trask

Benson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, May 9, 1911

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Frank Eugene Trask

Constable Frank Trask was shot and killed by a hobo in the town's railroad yard. Constable Trask managed to return fire seriously wounding his assailant. He recovered from his wound and was charged with murder.

Constable Trask was survived by his son. His wife and daughter preceded him in death.

Constable Trask's son, Inspector Clarence Trask Sr., was shot and killed in the line of duty on April 8th, 1947, in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, while serving with the United States Customs Service.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder


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Constable Trask,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Benson.


United States Border Patrol

May 9, 2021

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