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 at the town's railroad yard while attempting to arrest a man who was stealing a ride on a train at 12:15 am.

Constable Trask noticed a man trying to hop on the train without paying. He asked the subject to stop, but he did not. Constable Trask fired at the man who returned fire. Five shots were fired in total. Constable Trask was killed instantly. The subject was seriously wounded but recovered from his wound and was charged with murder. He defended himself by stating that he thought Constable Trask was attempting to rob him.

Constable Trask was the Constable of Bisbee and also a Deputy Sheriff. He was survived by his son, daughter, mother, and two sisters. His wife and a 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

suspicious person, train, trespasser

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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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