Trooper Aaron Beesley « Utah Law Enforcement Memorial

Trooper Aaron Beesley

Died on 6/30/2012

Age: 34
Utah Highway Patrol
Accident: Fall

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Beesley died from a fall during a search and rescue operation in Salt Lake County. Trooper Beesley, 34, was the tactical flight officer aboard a helicopter sent to rescue two teenagers stranded on the Mount Olympus trail. The 13-year veteran trooper elected to remain at the scene alone while the helicopter transported the hikers to safety. Upon returning, the pilot located Trooper Beesley’s body at the bottom of a 90-foot cliff. He had apparently fallen while attempting to retrieve some equipment. Trooper Beesley is survived by his wife and three sons.

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7 responses to “Trooper Aaron Beesley”

  1. Robert Kirby says:

    “Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar When I put out to sea.” Tennyson

    Wait for us up ahead. We’ll be along shortly.
    Robert Kirby

  2. Andrew says:

    Sir, Thank you for your service and bravery.

    Never will i respect someone more than a person who has paid the ultimate price to try and make a positive impact on the world he leaves behind.

  3. BL Smith says:

    Aaron, I did not know you personally but we are all family. You are forever in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Arik Beesley says:

    Here it is 2 1/2 year later to the day, and I still have a hard time believing you’re gone. I know we will never have you back in this life, but look forward to the next with you. Please watch over our brothers in blue, as there is much tension in our country at this time. I will never forget… UHP253

  6. Rod says:

    I knew Aaron for a few short months, Aaron had all kinds of faith in my abilities. Always made my fill good about myself..

  7. BL Smith says:

    Amazing how many people are affected by ones actions. I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial (we are located in the same building now)and recognize, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information so we can reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at

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