Trooper Daniel W. Harris

Trooper Daniel W. Harris

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Wednesday, August 25, 1982

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Daniel W. Harris

Trooper Harris was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to catch a speeding vehicle in Parley's Canyon. As he was attempting to catch the vehicle he came around a bend and encountered stopped traffic. He took evasive action as he drove onto the shoulder. He laid down the motorcycle as it went into a high speed wobble and slid through a large bush and off of a 15-foot high berm. He suffered massive head trauma and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The vehicle he was pursuing was never located.

Trooper Harris had served with the agency for over 3 years and had served in law enforcement for almost 9 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 344

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 25, 2020

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