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Dan Harris joined the Utah Highway Patrol in 1979, after serving 3 years as a Phoenix, Arizona Police Officer and one year as an Iron County Deputy Sheriff. Trooper Harris resided in Salt Lake City and served in field operations, Internal Affairs, and Executive Protection. He was also a member of the motorcycle squad. On August 25, 1982, while pursuing a speeding vehicle on Interstate 80 in Parley’s Canyon, his motorcycle failed to negotiate a turn that is approximately 150 yards west of this location. The motorcycle left the roadway and struck an embankment. Trooper Harris died at the scene of massive head injuries.


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Aaron Beesley joined the Utah Highway Patrol in January 2000. He started his career at the Utah State Capitol and served in Weber/Morgan County, DPS SERT, Box Elder County, Highway Safety, and the Aero Bureau where he excelled in communications and technology. He was also the assistant Fire Chief of Corinne City F.D. On June 30, 2012, Trooper Beesley was participating in a Search and Rescue mission and had helped rescue two stranded hikers from off of Mount Olympus. While the pilot was delivering the hikers to ground crews, it appears he attempted to retrieve his medical bag and lost his footing and fell approximately ninety feet to his death.

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