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Master Trooper Daniel A. Stainbrook

Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, November 15, 2021

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Reflections for Master Trooper Daniel A. Stainbrook

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

December 3, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Master Trooper Daniel Stainbrook. I am so very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Master Trooper Stainbrook will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

December 1, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

November 30, 2021

Dan, you will forever be in our hearts. I only had a chance to talk with you a few times even though we lived in the same area and you pulled me over once. Thank you for the warning. It will be humbling that I will now see your photo every day with our other fallen troopers. We'll miss you. Rest in peace.

Program Assistant-Rigel Findley
Wisconsin State Patrol-SWR HQ Office Staff

November 29, 2021

Master Trooper Stainbrook,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

November 24, 2021

Trooper Daniel Stainbrook, thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens of Wisconsin. May God be with you and your family and you will be in my prayers. Rest in Peace

Anthony Martin

November 23, 2021

Rest in peace, my fellow Trooper. My deepest sympathy to your family and the family of the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Trooper III (Retired) Larry C. Doxrude
Wisconsin State Patrol, District 4

November 23, 2021

Master Trooper Daniel A. Stainbrook, thank you for your service to the citizens of Wisconsin. May God watch over you, your family and all Wisconsin State Troopers during this most difficult time. Rest In Peace Daniel, we have the watch from here.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

November 22, 2021

I worked with “Trooper Dan” for several years in Waushara County. His positive attitude, sarcasm, and calm demeanor made him a pleasure to work with and relief when he arrived at a scene.
I will miss you brother, you were one of the good ones!

Detective Andrew Strobusch
Waushara County Sheriffs Office

November 22, 2021

Dan would always write RIP to the officers on this page. I can’t believe I’m here writing the same thing for him. RIP my friend. We’ve got it from here.

Warden Mott
WI Conservation Warden

November 22, 2021

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

November 21, 2021

I was not assigned to Trooper Stainbrook's Region, but did work with him on a few special assignments during my years with the WSP. Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed Trooper.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

November 21, 2021

Rest In Peace Officer Stainbrook, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

TERRY F ZECH OFC RET
Department of Veteran Affairs Police Department Detroit Michigan

November 20, 2021

Officer Stainbrook, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

November 20, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Master Trooper Daniel A. Stainbrook the extended law enforcement family of the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin.


End of Watch Monday, November 15, 2021.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 19, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Master Trooper Daniel A. Stainbrook. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

November 19, 2021

Rest in Peace, Trooper Stainbrook. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow agents at this difficult time.

God bless and protect those that protect us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

November 18, 2021

Rest in Peace Master Trooper Stainbrook. Thank you for your service. my thoughts and prayers are with the Stainbrook Family and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

November 18, 2021

Rest in Peace Master Trooper Stainbrook. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

November 18, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

November 18, 2021

Rest in Peace Master Trooper Daniel A. Stainbrook! Thank you for your 20 years of service with the Wisconsin State Patrol, in Wisconsin. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and your two children during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

November 18, 2021

Rest in peace.

J.R.

November 18, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Master Trooper, Daniel A. Stainbrook, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Master Trooper succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

November 18, 2021

PRAYERS AND HEARTFELT THOUGHTS FOR THE FAMILY.

GINA LOCKLEAR
MOTHER OF FALLEN OFFICER DEPUTY ALEXIS THUNDER EAGLE LOCKLEAR/NC

November 18, 2021

Stainbrook family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. MT. Stainbrook thank you for your service to your State, Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

November 18, 2021

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