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Patrolman Daniel David Trail

Beloit Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, June 25, 1995

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Reflections for Patrolman Daniel David Trail

Twenty-five years later. I remember it like yesterday. Rest In Peace 607.

Lance McCune
Beloit Police Department

June 25, 2020

Your selfless actions are the true definition of duty before self. Please know that your memory, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 25, 2020

I thought of Dan last month as my Department "over prepared" for a flood. I showed his story to someone who commented and explained why I wasn't smiling. I worked with Dan in Colby in a group of young fun loving cops that had a ball. We did smile a lot then. We miss you brother.

Chief Kevin Diercks
Chapman Ks Police

June 27, 2019

Your contagious smile and good nature are so deeply missed. You went out of your way to ensure that everyone you met felt at ease around you. God needed you. Rest In Peace and thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.
God bless you

Amanda Blalack

June 27, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Trail.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

I just found out about your son, Jeremy, and it is like an old wound has been opened up. He looks so much like you. He is your spitting image. He has your smile and seeing pictures of him with his "uncle" Mitch just makes me cry because I miss you. You didn't have a selfish bone in your body and you were always ready to help others. That is what made you so awesome. Growing up with you was one of my best memories!

Nancy Vap
Atwood High School class of 1985

May 12, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 25, 2015

Rest in Peace, Officer Trail. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that call you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I thank them for sharing their memories of you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 14, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 25, 2012

Dan you were the best FTO and friend. I miss you.

Undersheriff Jim Schroeder
Worked Atwood Police Dept. together

June 24, 2012

Danny was one of the "good guys". A light to the world. Kind and caring.
May he rest in peace.

Jean Trail
Step mother

March 28, 2012

I was present at the birth of Dan Trail and so very sad at his death. I continue to be a very good friend of his family and we miss his humor and kindness

jean oren

June 26, 2010

Danny we were child hood friends. I am happy and honored to say our friendship lasted through the years. I remember the phone call the day you passed. This world lost a great man. You were doing you job but along with that Danny you were being you. A caring loving man that would do anything for anyone. I carry you in my heart and memory each and every day. You are my angel watching over me I truly believe. God bless you my dear friend. You are missed and loved each and every day..

Chris Leth
Child hood friend

March 27, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 9, 2010

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 17, 2008

You gave it all to save those who had put themselves in a dangerous situation. It never seems fair, they survive and you perish. But that sometimes is the fate of the true hero, one that don't think of himself but only of others, and you Sir are a true hero. May the Lord continue to watch over your family.

Public Safety Supervisor, Gary Mintz
Warren Wilson College, NC Public Safety

November 23, 2007

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May your bravery and heroism be an inspiration to us all. Rest in peace sir.

July 16, 2007

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May your bravery and heroism be an inspiration to us all. Rest in peace sir.

July 16, 2007

Hey big Bro thanks to you i now know what i want to do with my life and that is to follow in your footsteps and become a Police Officer i will always remember you and thank you for opening my eyes love you always.

Lonn Trail
Younger Brother

October 24, 2006

You ,Sir, were a brace young man.I honor this.May you Rest in Peace.

June 25, 2006



November 4, 2005

Miss you Dano!

Lance McCune, U.S. Civilian Police
United Nations Mission in Kosovo

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