Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Trooper Daniel Barrett was killed in a single-vehicle accident while he was traveling northbound on U.S. 31 south of State Road 110 near Rochester.
While attempting to catch up to a speeding motorist, his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree on the driver's door, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.
Trooper Barrett, from Logansport, was assigned to the Peru post. He had previously served as a correctional officer with the Indiana Department of Correction. Trooper Barrett was survived by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
• In 2008, the Daniel R. Barrett Memorial Bridge, formerly the Third Street Bridge, and a Memorial Mile designated on State Road 17 were dedicated in his honor in Logansport.