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

Patrolman Daniel Trail drowned while attempting to rescue a group of teenagers from the Solomon River around 7 pm.

The group of teenagers had been drinking and decided to go tubing. The river was extremely rough, and the group got stuck in rapids after going over a damn in Chautauqua Park. Officer Trail and a local firefighter attempted a rescue, but they 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 had served with the Beloit Police Department for two months and previously served with the Atwood Police Department and Colby Police Department. He is survived by his mother, father, sister, and two brothers.

He is buried at Atwood Fairview Cemetery in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 607

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

water rescue

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I was just talking with your cousin Mitch (he and I work at the same agency) today about LODD’s, and he mentioned your name and that you died in the line of duty. Very courageous of you to risk and then sacrifice your life in order to save the lives of others. Thank you for your service to make your city, county, state, and country a safer place.

Commander Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office

July 23, 2024

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