Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen
The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the family of this brave officer.
Trooper Aaron Beesley, 34
Utah Highway Patrol
June 30, 2012 – Trooper Aaron Beesley was part of a helicopter search and rescue team that was on a mission to locate two missing teens along the Mt. Olympus Trail. Once the teens were spotted, Trooper Beesley was lowered to the ground to assist them. The two were airlifted and flown to safety, leaving the trooper behind until the return trip. But, when the helicopter returned to retrieve Trooper Beesley, his body was discovered at the base of a 90-foot cliff. Apparently, he’d attempted to retrieve a backpack belonging to one of the teens and fell to his death. Trooper Beesley is survived by his wife and three children.
Agreed. Frustrating to see someone so caring go this way ans so young too.
Going the extra mile killed him.